On November 11, the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management finalized the long-awaited Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. The following is a statement from Camilla Simon, Executive Director of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) in support of this announcement.
“As outdoors enthusiasts, hunters and anglers, we commend the Bureau of Land Management for the finalization of the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. This common-sense action will generate much-needed financial support for infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and schools in rural communities that will help foster local economies and generate jobs. It will also protect our valuable domestic energy source while helping conserve our national public lands by reducing waste produced by oil and gas production.
We consider this measure an example of good government in which an approach that has worked in individual states like Colorado can be applied nation-wide. We look forward to supporting its implementation. We also believe that we need to continue to find successful land management models that can bring economic development to local communities and protect our public lands for the enjoyment of present and future generations.”