California AG and New Mexico AG Filed Comments Objecting to BLM's Proposed Delay of Methane Waste Prevention Rule

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed comments opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule that would “delay and suspend certain requirements of its 2016 final rule governing the prevention of waste from oil and gas operations on federal and Indian lands. Promulgated less than one year ago, the Waste Prevention Rule provides a commonsense and much-needed update to BLM’s rules governing the waste of natural gas and royalty payments from mineral leases administered by BLM.”