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LCV Statement on EPA’s Proposed Waste Emissions Charge Rule

Jan 12, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s announcement of the EPA’s proposed Waste Emissions Charge rule, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“The Biden-Harris administration’s proposed Waste Emissions Charge rule is an important piece of the administration’s bold, multipronged approach to reducing toxic methane pollution and achieving the Inflation Reduction Act’s goals to address the climate crisis. After the hottest year on record where communities across the country suffered from the devastating impacts of extreme weather, it is more important than ever to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for the damage they have caused to our climate, public health, and environment. 

This critical rule will not only reduce methane, a climate super pollutant, but also other toxic air pollutants that jeopardize the health of communities living on the front lines of oil and gas drilling, all in a way that is achievable for the industry. We urge EPA to quickly finalize a strong rule that reduces harmful methane pollution and helps protect all our communities from the impacts of climate change.”