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LCV Statement on Dangerous Trump Methane Rollback

Aug 13, 2020

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the Trump EPA’s expected rollback of standards that reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas sector, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“Gutting these important safeguards against dangerous methane pollution threatens our health, perpetuates environmental racism, and exacerbates climate change. In the middle of a raging public health crisis and worsening climate change-fueled extreme weather events, both of which disproportionately harm communities of color, the last thing the Trump administration should be doing is dismantling protections that keep all communities safer. Once again, Trump has made clear that he values polluter profits far more than the health of our families and the future of our planet.”

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