Take action: Send a comment to the EPA in support of lowering methane emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule under the Clean Air Act that would sharply reduce methane and other harmful air pollution from oil and gas operations. The deadline for public comments on this new rule is January 31, 2022.
Methane emissions account for 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with about one-third of those emissions coming from the oil and gas industry. This potent gas is accelerating climate change, harming the integrity of God’s creation, and threatening the lives of vulnerable people globally.
Oil and gas facilities also emit other toxic chemicals linked to asthma and cancer that are particularly harmful to children. In addition, a study by the NAACP demonstrates that African American and Latino communities are more likely to live near oil and gas facilities and have their health affected by the pollution.
Scroll down to send a comment to the EPA in support of strengthening regulations to lower methane emissions and emissions of other toxic chemicals.
Commenting on proposed federal rules can be powerful; it allows citizens to voice their support or concerns about new proposed rules. Federal agencies are required to read comments before the rules can be enacted. Original comments are the most powerful, so be sure to add your own words to the sample comment below.