POLICY AND BEST PRACTICES FOR METHANE EMISSION REDUCTION
Texas General Land Office and School Land Board ensure responsible oil and gas operation practices
As the second largest state in our nation, Texas is a vital part of the national economy and plays an enormous role in providing energy for all Americans. Our abundant resources are harnessed to fund public education and prepare Texas school children for a promising future.
A promising future however, is not guaranteed for our children if responsible methane emission reduction is not considered. We must take painstaking efforts to minimize waste and contamination.
It is vital to ensure the “highest degree of care and all reasonable safeguards to prevent contamination or pollution of any environmental medium,” as the policy states.
The Best Practices for Methane Emission Reduction Policy addresses the flaring and venting of gas as produced from the PSF’s mineral states and includes a list of recommended best practices for minimizing emissions from oil and gas operations.
“As Texans, it is our duty to be good stewards of the land and resources we have. This great state has much to offer, and as such, we must ensure that responsible means are taken to minimize waste, pollution, and contamination. We look forward to working closely with scientists, engineers, and industry associations to ensure clean and responsible energy practices.”
~ Commissioner George P. Bush