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Veterans and tribal advocacy groups launch Navajo radio ad education effort highlighting benefits of cutting natural gas waste on tribal lands
FARMINGTON—The Native American Voter Alliance (NAVA) and the Vet Voice Foundation (VVF) launched a joint radio ad campaign today to educate Navajo citizens on the benefits of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recently-adopted Methane Waste Prevention Rule.
The rule is aimed at curbing natural gas waste on public and tribal lands by reducing flaring and venting and ensuring regular monitoring and inspection to reduce leaks from equipment and infrastructure.
“Oil and gas development provides revenue for tribes, but for too long, companies have wasted our natural gas resources,” said Laurie Weahkee, director of NAVA. MORE.....
THE NATIVE AMERICAN VOTERS ALLIANCE SEEKS TO ORGANIZE A NATIVE AMERICAN ELECTORATE THAT IS INFORMED, ACTIVE, AND EMPOWERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CIVIC AGENDA THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR NATIVE FAMILIES LIVING IN NEW MEXICO
BLM Methane Rule
Every year oil and gas companies waste more than $100 million of natural resources through deliberately and carelessly flaring and venting methane directly into our air. This waste costs tribes millions of dollars every single year, millions that would be better used building stronger, roads, bridges, and schools. Instead, much of that is literally going up in flames. In 2016 the U.S Bureau of Land Management (BLM) created a new rule aimed at reducing waste on public and Tribal lands. The new rule helps to curb waste, reduce harmful methane emissions, and and provides fair returns on public resources to taxpayers, tribes, and states. The House of Representatives voted in February to overturn this rule, and the senate will vote soon. MORE.....