The battle to rein in climate change is not going well. With extreme weather events becoming common, over 32 percent of Americans live in a county or state that was declared a disaster area last summer by FEMA. Globally, 2021 was the sixth-warmest year on record since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.
We urgently need to slash fossil fuel emissions. At the top of the list: reducing emissions of methane, one of the key drivers of climate change.
Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers us an opportunity to do just that. EPA has introduced a rule to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. It’s a good start, but it’s not strong enough.
Please submit brief comments asking EPA to strengthen the rule. We suggest four ways they could do that here. (Plus a request that they speak more honestly about how bad methane’s climate effects are.)
EPA considers the number of individual comments they receive on a rule, so your comment, even if brief, will be counted.