WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2014) – The BlueGreen Alliance urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry with a full-page ad in the Washington Post.
“Federal agencies and states are taking the right steps toward reducing potent methane emissions, now it’s time for the EPA to act to reduce emissions, create high-quality jobs and stimulate the economy,” said Kim Glas, Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance. “Reducing methane emissions throughout the energy sector can easily become a key part of our nation’s strategy to address climate change and is an important part of the president’s Climate Action Plan.”
Methane is the second largest greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere, and it is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
The BlueGreen Alliance has worked in partnership with labor and environmental organizations along with industry leaders to encourage the administration to take action in this effort. The advertisement appears online here.
“We have the technology to reduce methane emissions by half in the next five years across the energy sector. These low cost solutions can create high-quality jobs, reduce the effects of climate change and stimulate our economy,” Glas said. “We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work.”