Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that, pound for pound, traps more than 80 times as much heat on our planet than carbon dioxide does. It is leaked or intentionally vented and flared by the oil and gas industry with virtually no oversight. If this rogue practice is not addressed, it stands to derail our efforts to mitigate climate change.
Recently, EPA introduced the first-ever methane pollution standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities. This landmark proposal will blunt the growth of methane and smog-forming pollution produced by the industry. The new standards, when finalized, will help to safeguard public health and put the United States closer to meeting the Administration’s goal of reducing oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025. Take action today to support these standards.
"We know that commonsense protections for streams, wetlands, and drinking water will prevail"
Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati issued a temporary stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule, pending further consideration by the Court.
Clean Water Action President and CEO, Robert Wendelgass released this statement: