Clean air is essential to human health and a
high quality of life for all.
We work to ensure favorable air quality conditions persist and we also work to improve
air quality in areas in the state where it has been degraded.
Inadequately regulated fossil fuel development threatens our health, contributes to global climate change, and impairs the sweeping vistas we still enjoy across Wyoming’s vast open spaces. We advance common-sense, proactive air pollution policies — many of which the state, to its credit, has adopted. Some of these policies, which can and should be strengthened, address the wasteful practices of venting and flaring of natural gas. Other policies require best practices in order to detect and capture fugitive emissions from oil and gas infrastructure. Today, these leak detection and repair best practices are only applicable in one region of the state. We’re working to see them applied to the entire state, especially as we anticipate thousands of new oil and gas wells being drilled in the coming years.
LATEST BLOGS, NEWS, & ACTIONS
The chaos of this interim demands, more than usual, a high level of public attention and participation. That means that you’ll be hearing from us frequently in the coming weeks as we work to combat a few very bad ideas with major ramifications for Wyoming.
The Wyoming Natural Gas Waste Report, compiled by the Outdoor Council and the Environmental Defense Fund, finds that the state is missing out on an estimated $8.8 million to $16.1 million each year in unrealized tax revenue due to wasted natural gas.
Last week, a U.S. district court reinstated a commonsense rule to prevent the waste of natural gas on public lands. The court found the Trump administration’s attempt to suspend the rule without the required public input violated the law. The Outdoor Council was a...
Comments, letters, and other documents
Comments on DEQ, Air Quality Division, update to oil and gas production facilities (Oct. 26, 2015)
Memorandum regarding cost effectiveness of conducting quarterly LDAR (Aug. 25, 2015)
Comments on Feb. 2015 Proposed Revisions to DEQ, Air Quality Division, Requirements for existing oil and gas production facilities or sources in Upper Green River Basin (April 13, 2015)
Comments on EPA’s Proposed Revisions to 8-Hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Ozone (March 17, 2015)
Comments on Oct. 2014 Proposed Revisions to DEQ, Air Quality Division, requirements for existing oil and gas production facilities or sources in Upper Green River Basin (Dec. 1, 2014)
Comments on DEQ/AQD Proposed Requirements for existing oil and gas production facilities/sources in the Upper Green River Basin (July 11, 2014)
Comments on DEQ, Air Quality Division, Upper Green River Basin Ozone Strategy (March 2013)