Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized new rules to reduce methane and other toxic, smog-forming pollution from the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that’s fueling much of the climate crisis due to the excessive warming it creates during its lifetime in the atmosphere. Methane makes up about 12% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., but it’s responsible for over 25% of current warming. In response to the final methane rule, Vet Voice Foundation CEO, Janessa Goldbeck, released the following statement:
“The final EPA methane rule is a win for our climate, our economy, and our climate security. This rule will stop the needless waste of our domestic energy resources and put Americans to work helping to find and fix leaks, install non-polluting equipment, and develop the latest technologies to mitigate pollution.
“Vet Voice Foundation applauds President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan for this bold action to safeguard our climate. We look forward to working with state and federal agencies to implement these rules and better protect our nation and our communities.”