Rep. Jan Schakowsky Statement on New EPA Measures to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—August 18, 2015. Rep. Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement on a new rule that the Environmental Protection Agency put out today to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

"I applaud the Obama Administration and the EPA for this common-sense proposed rule.  There are steps we can take to reduce the harmful impacts of methane emissions, and this rule requires that those steps be taken by the oil and gas industries.  Methane gas emissions contribute heavily to climate change and public health challenges, including respiratory and cardiovascular . . .

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