EARTHWORKS

Energy Dept. methane steps are welcome, but no substitute for EPA rules

Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel

Earthworks

July 29, 2014

While we applaud the commitments made by the Department of Energy, labor unions, utility groups and other stakeholders, voluntary measures and new research initiatives don’t adequately protect communities and the climate.

These rules can be a first step down the road to limit dangerous methane pollution and begin to truly shift our energy systems away from an “all of the above” strategy to one that throws the full weight of our resources behind renewable energy.


For more information:

Contacts

Tagged with: methane, fracking, climate change

On Twitter

San Antonio family blames #fracking sand #mining environmental violations for illness | @erin_nichols in @KABBFOX29 bit.ly/1qBq7Ot
New report calls on @WhiteHouse and @EPA to quickly #cutmethane pollution from #oilandgas bit.ly/1yt4Q8x

On Facebook