Tell the EPA: Slash methane pollution

Re: EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0317

We, the undersigned, urge you to finalize strong air pollution standards for new and existing gas and oil infrastructure. Oil and gas facilities leak large amounts of methane into the air, accelerating global warming and threatening public health. Some of these methane clouds are so big, they can be seen from space.

We support the provisions to monitor, identify and fix methane leaks. Phasing out heavily polluting equipment like pneumatic controllers is a positive step forward. And the Super-Emitter Response Program will help reign in some of the worst methane leaks that are supercharging global warming.

The rule should be strengthened by phasing out pollution from routine venting and flaring. Venting and flaring are wasteful practices that release massive amounts of global warming pollution and harm communities near oil and gas wells.

Please act quickly to strengthen limits on methane pollution.