The BLM just proposed an update to outdated leasing rules that would hold oil and gas companies accountable for the damage they cause, end subsidies for oil and gas producers, and add competition to the leasing process. These proposed rules could re-balance how we manage public lands. That means seeing more protections for wildlife, cultural sites, and outdoor recreation. They would also reduce so-called “speculative leasing,” where Big Oil ties up public lands that have little to no prospect of actually developing.
Tell the BLM to strengthen this rule and finalize it as soon as possible! We also need the BLM to go further to ensure climate protection is a required part of all future leasing and permitting decisions. The fate of our public lands could depend on it.