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LCV Statement on EPA’s Final Methane Pollution Rule for New and Modified Sources

May 12, 2016

Washington, D.C. – In response to the expected release of EPA’s final rule setting limits on methane pollution from new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry, LCV president Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“President Obama continues to build his legacy of action on climate by finalizing the first-ever limits on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Not only are these safeguards another landmark step in the fight against climate change, they will also protect public health by reducing harmful air pollutants that contribute to smog and put our families at risk. Today’s announcement again demonstrates the United States’ strong commitment to meeting our obligations under the historic international Paris climate agreement. We look forward to continuing to work with the administration as we turn to reducing methane pollution from existing sources in the oil and gas industry.”