New standard will help safeguard public health, mitigate climate change, and reduce waste
Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration today 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.
John Noël, National Oil & Gas Campaigns Coordinator issued the following statement in response to today's announcement: