LCV Statement on EPA’s Proposed Methane Rules

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Biden Administration’s proposal to reduce methane pollution from new and existing sources in the oil and gas industry, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“The EPA’s proposed rules are an important first step towards safeguarding communities, especially those living next to oil and gas drilling who are often low wealth and communities of color, from dangerous methane pollution that jeopardizes our health and worsens the climate crisis. With the world convening for COP26 in Glasgow, the case for climate action has never been more urgent, and we must quickly and significantly reduce methane pollution worldwide. As the process moves forward, we urge the Biden administration to strengthen these rules to cover all sources of dangerous methane pollution to help drive the emissions reductions we need, protect communities, and hold the oil and gas industry accountable for their contributions to climate change.” 

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