Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that, pound for pound, traps more than 80 times as much heat on our planet than carbon dioxide does. It is leaked or intentionally vented and flared by the oil and gas industry with virtually no oversight. If this rogue practice is not addressed, it stands to derail our efforts to mitigate climate change.
Recently, EPA introduced the first-ever methane pollution standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities. This landmark proposal will blunt the growth of methane and smog-forming pollution produced by the industry. The new standards, when finalized, will help to safeguard public health and put the United States closer to meeting the Administration’s goal of reducing oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025. Take action today to support these standards.
Pipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.
Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!
Recently, more and more information has gone public that has exposed the oil and gas industry as a major threat to California's water supply. From illegal injection of oil and gas waste into drinking water, to dumping of toxic wastewater into unlined pits, to irrigation of crops with potentially contaminated oil byproducts, there has been no shortage of cause for alarm.
Governor Hickenlooper has called for the creation of Colorado’s first-ever state water plan and the Colorado Water Conservation Board needs to hear from you now!
Ask them to ensure that this plan prioritizes keeping Colorado’s rivers healthy and flowing and protecting wildlife while meeting the needs of Colorado’s growing population as well its many farms, businesses, and recreational water-lovers.
UPDATE: This bill was passed in the Senate. Take action today to tell the House to vote No!
No state in the country has more potential for wind and solar energy production than Texas. We already lead the nation in wind, and solar is expanding rapidly. Wind and solar energy helps us conserve water in Texas because they do not require the vast amounts of water that conventional forms of energy production demand. Don’t let the State Legislature move us backward!
Last year's chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia, coal ash spill in the Dan River near Danville, and train derailment into the James River in Lynchburg prove that accidents happen. The risks posed by toxics jeopardize the quality of our water sources and our health.
Two pending bills, SB 771 and 1071, would make it easier to identify hazardous waste sites in Virginia and strengthen state's ability to protect your water and other valuable resources.
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