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Tell the EPA: Protect Latino/a/x Communities in Colorado!

Methane pollution from the oil and gas sector is accelerating the pace of climate change and harming the health of Latino/a/x families and communities — and it is a problem that is only getting worse. In 2021, EPA proposed a draft rule to cut methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations across the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the country came out in support of these common sense rules, but they also asked the EPA to make it better. 

Tell the EPA, the strongest protections possible are non-negotiable for our community’s health and wellbeing by signing the petition below. The bare minimum is no longer acceptable.



Tell the EPA they must ensure strong methane rules are proposed as soon as possible to protect our Latino/a/x comunidades in Colorado!

Dear Administrator Regan,

As a member of GreenLatinos, I am concerned for the health and safety of Latino/a/x communities impacted by the pollution emitted from the oil and gas industry.

Communities like mine are counting on a robust and comprehensive methane rule to address the gaps in last year’s proposed rule, including:


Requiring regular inspections at high-polluting small wells with leak-prone equipment and eliminating pollution from routine flaring, both of which are outsized sources of methane emissions; 

Committing to community monitoring programs and working to incorporate data generated by community groups; and 

includes a requirement to use equipment that does not emit pollution at well sites such as pneumatics. 


The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. I urge the EPA to ensure that strict methane rules are proposed as soon as possible to protect public health and climate, especially for those who are disproportionately Black, brown, and Indigenous communities at the frontlines of this crisis. There is no time to waste.  



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