Tell President Biden’s EPA: Cut Methane Emissions & Fight the Climate Crisis

Tell EPA: Cut Methane Emissions & Fight the Climate Crisis

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Methane—most of it from the oil and gas industry—is the second-biggest driver of climate change after carbon dioxide, trapping 80 times more heat in the atmosphere, pound-for-pound, than CO2.


With over 80 times the warming power of carbon, methane is a huge threat to our climate.

Methane is the second-biggest driver of climate change after carbon dioxide. And the oil and gas industry is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, spewing millions of tons of the climate-busting gas into our air each year. Their methane emissions pack the same climate gut punch as operating more than 150 coal-fired power plants or driving more than 145 million cars for a year.

Right now, President Biden’s EPA is considering a proposal that would reduce methane emissions from oil & gas facilities, but it doesn’t go far enough — leaving out regular leak inspections for smaller facilities and a ban on routine flaring from oil & gas rigs.

These must be included before the proposal is finalized to ensure EPA is protecting frontline communities from pollution, safeguarding public health, holding oil and gas companies accountable, and acting on climate.

Submit an urgent public comment calling on President Biden’s EPA to cut back on the fossil fuel industry’s methane emissions. Deadline: January 31.
Submit a public comment urging President Biden’s EPA to strengthen their proposal and help fight the climate crisis by cutting methane emissions even more. Deadline: January 31.

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I urge you to strengthen methane standards and fight the climate crisis

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