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EPA must ban routine flaring to protect communities by Lisa Deville

Flares light up the landscape after sunset on an oil patch in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation on Oct. 27, 2021. North Dakota’s 2014 gas capture plan attempted to reduce flaring in the state, including on tribal land. Credit: Isaac Stone Simonelli/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism


EPA must ban routine flaring to protect communities

By Lisa Deville, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
The Hill
Republished with permission 
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For too long, oil and gas companies have been allowed to waste the natural resources of tribal nations through the wasteful practice of routine venting and flaring methane, which costs tribes millions of dollars in tax revenue and royalties, pollutes our air and threatens our climate.

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