One of our board members, Rev. Mel Caraway, speaks at the press conference and is quoted in this release from a coalition of environmental groups speaking out in favor of new methane reduction rules from the EPA. Read more about the event in the media advisory, here.
Air Alliance Houston * Denton Drilling Awareness Group * Downwinders at Risk
Earthworks * Environmental Defense Fund * Environment Texas * Liveable Arlington
Mansfield Gas Well Awareness * Moms Clean Air Force * Public Citizen * Sierra Club
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Press Release: Sept. 23
Alan Septoff, Earthworks, 202-657-6378
Kelsey Robinson, Environmental Defense Fund, 512-691-3404
Matt Johnson, Sierra Club, 512-605-6376
Texas Scientists, Communities, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Speak Out for Strong Rules to Reduce Harmful Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas Activity
EPA collects public comment on its proposed rule to cut methane & associated pollution from oil and gas development
DALLAS, Tex -- Sept 23 -- Today, faith leaders, scientists, and community members told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why strong federal rules are needed to protect human health and the climate from oil and gas development’s air pollution. EPA held a hearing today at City Hall to collect public comments on its proposal to reduce methane and associated air pollution from oil and gas activity.
“The proposed EPA rules are a good first step for protecting the climate from methane, but they’ll also help protect the health of families from other oil and gas pollution too,” said Reverend Mel Caraway of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy. He continued, “Because Texas, like many states, doesn’t adequately control this pollution, EPA’s rules are our best hope to protect our communities and the climate.”
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