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The Environmental Protection Agency is working to craft a new rule to tackle methane and associated pollution from new and existing oil and gas operations, and it is taking feedback from the public. Methane pollution from the oil and gas industry is fueling the climate crisis and threatening the health and safety of our communities. It's time for the EPA to do something about it.
We have the tools and technology to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas sector by as much as 65 percent below 2012 levels by 2025, but there is no time to waste. Each year, the oil and gas industry releases 16 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere, and without swift federal action, methane pollution from the industry will continue to skyrocket.
Not only does methane pollution from the oil and gas industry jeopardize the continued habitability of our planet, it poisons the communities adjacent to its extraction. Methane is released alongside toxic pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and ethylbenzene, which can cause debilitating health problems for millions of people.
It's time to work together to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, and EPA's engagement process is an opportunity to make your voice heard.