Today’s announcement that BLM will delay the implementation of key parts of the methane waste rule is bad for business. It injects enormous uncertainty into the marketplace, raising serious questions about the what and when of compliance, crippling the decision making processes of oil and gas producers. It will sap the methane mitigation market of the economic growth that we should be seeking. It runs completely counter to the decision of Congress to keep the rule in place.
— Patrick Van Bargen, Executive Director.