In the struggle to meet our energy demands, we need to balance the interests of the oil and gas industry and mineral owners with the rights of landowners, and the rights of Texans to have clean air and water. Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project, March 2010.
The National Park Service has developed this handbook to help oil and gas operatorswork safely on federal lands.( See the NPS regulations at 36 C.F.R. Part 9 Subpart B, and "§ 9.32) . This file is a 13MB PDF file.
Oct 29, 2010 The Department of the Interior (Interior) leases public lands for oil and natural gas development, which generated about $9 billion in royalties in 2009. Some gas produced on these leases cannot be easily captured and is released (vented) directly to the atmosphere or is burned (flared). This vented and flared gas represents potential lost royalties for Interior and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.