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Safe Climate Caucus: Methane Rule Rollback Is “Last Thing The Federal Government Should Be Doing”

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Washington, September 11, 2018 | comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plan today to gut safeguards on methane and other pollutants from the fossil fuel industry. Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Don Beyer (VA-08) and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) released the following statement in response: 

“Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed that an EPA under his leadership will not miss a beat in carrying out Trump’s plan to sell out to the fossil fuel industry. Methane is a significantly more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and making it easier to release is the last thing the federal government should be doing. With every passing day, this administration is gutting important environmental protections that keep air and water clean, and communities safe.

“As the Trump administration furthers its attack on public and environmental health, the Safe Climate Caucus will stand with the majority of Americans who demand climate action by pushing back against this destructive, pro-pollution agenda.”

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