The oil and gas industry is wreaking havoc in Pennsylvania. Oil and gas companies have created a 1 million+ ton methane and air pollution problem that endangers climate and the health of more than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania is poised to adopt new safeguards requiring oil and gas companies to reduce their pollution, but for these rules to truly make a difference, Governor Wolf must strengthen this current proposal.
As it’s written, loopholes in this proposal exclude a majority of the state’s low-producing oil and gas wells—and the pollution that comes with them. This would leave an estimated half of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas climate pollution wafting into the atmosphere and abandon residents in need of protection.
With the Trump administration rolling back national standards to reduce oil and gas pollution, the need for state leadership has never been greater. In order to begin to undo our climate crisis and protect health, it’s now on Governor Wolf to put Pennsylvania on a path toward meaningful climate action.
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