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LCV Statement on EPA’s Proposed Methane Rollback

Aug 29, 2019

Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, DC: In response to the EPA’s expected proposal to eliminate regulation of methane from the oil and gas industry, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director, Madeleine Foote:

“Trump and Wheeler’s latest proposal is so bad even the oil companies don’t want it. Weakening these clean air safeguards will result in the release of more methane pollution–a potent contributor to climate change–at a time when we need to be moving toward cleaner sources of energy. There couldn’t be a more tone deaf response from this administration on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as more extreme, climate-fueled storms continue to build off our coasts and threaten our communities.”