BlueGreen Alliance Applauds Governor Wolf’s Action to Reduce Methane Emissions in State
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf today announced the finalization of permits that will cut methane pollution and volatile organic compounds—such as the carcinogen benzene—from new and modified sources at natural gas operations in Pennsylvania.
In a 2016 report, the BlueGreen Alliance found plugging methane leaks at oil and gas operations would create and sustain good jobs. After Gov. Wolf’s announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Pennsylvania Regional Program Manager Khari Mosley:
“Stopping these preventable leaks in the oil and gas industry is just common sense. Methane is a potent driver of climate change and the chemicals that accompany these leaks put workers at risk. Reducing methane emissions will create quality jobs, protect workers and the communities around these operations, and help address climate change.
“We thank Governor Wolf for leading on reducing methane emissions from our state’s oil and gas operations.”