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LCV Applauds the EPA’s Final Methane Rule

Dec 2, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to regulate methane pollution from the oil and gas industry,  the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Tiernan Sittenfeld: 

“These new safeguards to reduce methane pollution will have a huge impact on fighting the climate crisis and protecting the health of communities who live next to oil and gas operations — which are often low income communities and communities of color. As the world experiences record-breaking temperatures and more increasingly devastating extreme weather events, the case for climate action, reducing methane and other climate pollutants, and holding the oil and gas industry accountable has never been clearer or more urgent. We applaud the Biden-Harris administration’s leadership in reducing harmful methane pollution and their commitment to climate action, and we look forward to continuing to work together to ensure all our communities have access to clean air and a safe climate. “