BLM Hearing On Methane Leaks Draws Confrontation

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San Juan College in Farmington was the setting for a tense confrontation between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the oil and gas industry and concerned citizens from as far away as Washington, DC.

The meeting was one of four scheduled by the BLM to accept public comments on their draft regulation to address persistent methane leaks in Rio Arriba and San Juan counties from industry venting, flaring and leaking…