Take Action: Speak Out Against Rollbacks of Critical Standards that Cut Methane and Put Our Environment at Risk

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposal to weaken the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards, which have been in force for almost a year, for the oil and gas industry. These commonsense safeguards were designed to limit the release of methane pollution, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas infrastructure, and also to help protect communities from other harmful pollutants.

Acting Administrator Wheeler’s attempt to weaken these protections and create loopholes for polluters is a blatant giveaway to oil and gas interests at the expense of communities’ health and well-being.

Speak out now to stop these reckless attacks. Use your voice on social media and take action by signing the petition.

Who's signing

Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler:

We write to oppose any move to gut the EPA’s methane pollution standards. Rather than weakening these critical protections, we need the EPA to strengthen methane pollution safeguards. Americans depend on the EPA to protect us from the harmful pollution that makes it harder to breathe – and the corporate polluters who profit from it. We need the EPA to fulfill its mission to “protect human health and the environment” by not letting corporate polluters play fast and loose with our children's health.

It is the EPA’s obligation to protect all Americans from harmful methane pollution. Any attempt to weaken or dismantle standards that cut pollution from the oil and a gas industry is a direct assault on our health and environment – and the Environmental Protection Agency should not be complicit.

The Latino community already faces a tremendous disadvantage when it comes to respiratory illness and asthma. 1 in 2 Latinos in the U.S. live in counties that consistently violate air quality ozone standards, leading to increased respiratory illness and asthma within our community. The rollback of methane pollution standards will only further impact the health of those communities.

On behalf of GreenLatinos, we urge the federal government to maintain current New Source Performance Standards, whose commonsense safeguards were designed to limit the release of methane pollution, and help protect communities from harmful pollutants. 


Will you sign?

    signed Methane 2020-07-22 10:17:43 -0400
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    signed Methane 2020-02-20 11:29:57 -0500
    signed Methane 2020-01-20 18:08:56 -0500
    signed Methane 2019-07-23 18:23:06 -0400
    signed Methane 2019-07-03 17:52:43 -0400
    signed Methane 2018-12-07 15:41:47 -0500
    signed Methane 2018-11-20 13:40:21 -0500
    The people whose health is put on the line by loosened methane standards are the most vulnerable. Reducing methane standards is a direct attack on communities of color and low-income communities. Please maintain current New Source Performance Standards.
    signed Methane 2018-11-14 15:44:05 -0500
    signed Methane 2018-11-14 13:40:06 -0500
    signed Methane 2018-11-13 19:57:46 -0500
    signed Methane 2018-11-13 18:25:12 -0500
    Let’s reduce the amount of methane gas that is reduced into our air!
    signed Methane 2018-11-13 18:14:49 -0500
    Alex Genin
    signed Methane 2018-11-13 17:48:13 -0500
    signed Methane 2018-11-13 17:24:23 -0500
    This is a serious public health issue for communities, plus looser methane standards move exactly in the opposite direction needed, methane being a powerful greenhouse gas.
    signed Methane 2018-11-13 17:21:05 -0500
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