President Biden's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cut fracking's climate & toxic air pollution.
That’s good news because the oil and gas industry is the nation’s largest industrial methane polluter -- and methane is 86x worse for climate than carbon dioxide. It’s also good because when oil and gas production releases methane, it also emits toxins like benzene -- a carcinogen.
These rules are one of President Biden’s few opportunities to protect health and climate without Congressional obstruction. Unfortunately the oil and gas industry is pressuring the President and EPA to issue weak rules.
We need you to let EPA know why you want the strongest methane protections possible — tell them so below! Strong rules mean no exemptions for polluting wells, no burning methane as waste, and requiring action on residents’ pollution complaints (among other things).
There is no time to waste. Each year, the oil and gas industry releases 16 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere, and without swift federal action, methane pollution from the industry will continue to skyrocket.
TAKE ACTION--tell President Biden’s EPA to enact the strongest protections possible to cut methane from oil and gas now.