March 30 panel discussion will spotlight the economic, health & environmental impacts of methane in the Grand Valley
Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 30, for a free public forum on “Methane Pollution, Waste and Air Quality in the Grand Valley” at Colorado Mesa University, 6-7:30 pm in the South Meyer Ballroom in the University Center at CMU (map).
The event will feature public health, air quality, and public-lands experts discussing impacts from the venting, flaring and leaking of natural gas. They’ll explain why this pollution is happening, where it’s coming from, the effects it has on people and the environment, and what you can do about it.
A new draft Bureau of Land Management rule, released in January, attempts to address the issue of natural gas waste on public lands. If the proposed rule is finalized in its current form, it will clean up thousands of oil and gas operations across the West, leading to improved air quality and helping lower U.S. climate change-causing emissions. The forum will help you to understand how you can let the Department of Interior know that you support the strengthening of this rule.
The forum will be moderated by Tim Casey, CMU political science professor and Natural Resource Center director. The event is also co-sponsored by Citizens for Clean Air, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Western Colorado Congress and Organizing for Action Grand Junction.
We hope you can join us!