IPANM – For Immediate Release – Today, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its revised Waste Prevention Rule which outlines a more sensible approach to oil and gas production while protecting the environment.

“The revised BLM rule is a correction of the implausible 2016 Waste Prevention Rule,” said Jim Winchester, Executive Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico. “The proposed 2016 rule was duplicative to other existing state and federal regulations, and would have decimated a large number of independent producers and wells in New Mexico.”

As part of IPANM’s efforts to support a revised BLM rule, one of IPANM’s San Juan Basin gas producers traveled to Washington, D.C., this past summer to provide data to federal policymakers that demonstrates the danger of over-regulation.

IPANM NEWS RELEASE: Revised BLM Rule represents more sensible approach to regulation