Earthjustice Statement on EPA Halting Commonsense Methane Emissions Rule

Move follows reports that the Trump administration is on the brink of removing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement


Rob Friedlander, Earthjustice Advocacy Communications Manager, (202) 797-5249

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has moved to halt a commonsense rule protecting communities across the country from methane emissions. 

Earthjustice staff attorney Timothy Ballo released the following statement:

“With reports suggesting that President Trump is on the brink of withdrawing from the landmark Paris climate agreement, the administration is now adding insult to injury by slamming the brakes on crucial air pollution protections. We’re already in court defending this commonsense requirement to fix leaks that waste natural gas, sicken surrounding communities, and accelerate global warming. And now we’ll be going to court again to reverse this delay of rules that protect communities from harmful oil and gas emissions.” 

Oil and gas fields in California's Central Valley.
Oil and gas fields in California's Central Valley. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)

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