A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
“The President's interagency strategy puts us on a path to reduce methane emissions while continuing to harness America's domestic energy resources that power our economic future. Working collaboratively with our federal partners, state governments and the private sector, the Interior Department is taking steps to capture and sell natural gas and reduce methane emissions from oil, gas and coal development on public lands to improve air quality and achieve public health and economic benefits. We will continue to work hand in hand with states and industry to power more homes with cleaner American-made energy, while reducing methane emissions and cutting carbon pollution.”
Interior's Bureau of Land Management is studying a number of steps to reduce the amount of methane that is vented or flared from oil and gas development on public lands and as waste from coal mines.