We’re facing a climate crisis and its devastating impacts are beyond dispute. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a greenhouse gas that is 86 times more damaging at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry emits hundreds of thousands of tons of methane each year.
Given the extent of the problem in Pennsylvania we must do all we can, especially when we know a rapid reduction in methane is something that we can do immediately to help curb the near-term rate of warming. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation to control emissions from existing oil and gas operations are currently out for public comment.
Make your voice heard by send comments through email and help us urge the Wolf Administration to demonstrate greater environmental leadership by strengthening and finalizing their regulation as soon as possible.