VVF Statement On Shell warning Trump EPA against weakening Obama-era methane pollution rules

HOUSTON — Oil and gas giant Shell urged Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency to keep Obama-era regulations targeting methane leaks from oil and gas drillers and fracking operations, instead of weakening them as planned.

VVF Western States Director & Iraq War Veteran, Garett Reppenhagen, stated the following regarding Shell’s statement:

With today’s announcement by Shell, even the oil and gas industry is starting to break ranks with President Trump’s anti-environment agenda. Rolling back the EPA and BLM methane rules threatens our energy security, creates more climate pollution, and wastes billions of dollars of our energy resources.