The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a hearing in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept 29 to take public comment on the agency's recently-proposed rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas operations. While the rule is a step in the right direction, it only addresses new and modified sources of emissions, leaving thousands of existing wells in Pennsylvania – the bulk of the problem – not covered by the rule.
As the second-largest gas producing state in the nation, PA must have best-in-the-nation methane emission standards for both new and existing sources of emissions. We continue to call on the Wolf administration to directly regulate methane in PA to include existing sources of emissions.
PennFuture is hosting a press conference on Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Pittsburgh to speak to the rule and next steps. It will be followed immediately by a rally and is a joint effort of groups representing the environment, science, public health, faith, students and families.
Press conference on EPA hearing on proposed methane rule
Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Westin Hotel, Allegheny Ballroom I, third floor
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Elaine Labalme, strategic campaigns director, PennFuture
Dr. Albert Presto, assistant research professor/methane researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Peggy Berry, MSN, RN, occupational safety and health lecturer, Dayton, Ohio
Sr. Donna Zwigart, Sisters of St. Francis, Millvale, Pa.
Sage Lincoln, student activist on fossil fuel divestment, University of Pittsburgh
Patrice Tomcik, parent activist, Moms Clean Air Force; Mars, Pa. parent group
Joe Minott, executive director, Clean Air Council
Contact: Elaine Labalme firstname.lastname@example.org
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