WHY THIS MATTERS
The Trump administration and Congress tried and failed to overturn Obama-era restrictions on methane emissions that would have had devastating impacts on communities and our climate. But now, Scott Pruitt's Environmental Protection Agency is doing everything it can to delay implementing these regulations.
That’s right: the agency tasked with protecting our environment is actually trying to put a two-year delay on new methane pollution standards that protect our communities from dangerous pollution and climate disruption. The only people benefiting from a freeze on EPA methane standards are corporate polluters and their allies. The head of the EPA is supposed to represent the best interests of the American people – not the worst actors in the oil and gas industry.
This is unacceptable. Tell the EPA that they’re supposed to protect our communities not help the oil and gas industry pollute them.