Statement from Patrick Von Bargen Regarding Court Decision on BLM Delay of Methane Rule

As a coalition of companies in the methane emission detection and mitigation industry, we applaud The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruling that the Bureau of Land Management did not justify its decision to postpone core provisions of its 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.  When BLM implemented common-sense rules intended to reduce methane waste on public lands, it did so after years of input and consultation with the private sector.  We hope that the Trump Administration will consider this decision carefully before taking future action on this issue.  Working closely, industry and BLM devised a thoughtful approach to methane waste and that policy should proceed.