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The deadline to submit your comments in support of the EPA’s first-ever methane pollution standard is quickly approaching. We need you to add your voice to other pro-environment supporters from around the country telling the EPA these regulations are an important step forward to protect public health and our planet. 
  
Regulating methane is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting public health. Curbing methane will improve air quality and pipeline safety, while taking a critical step toward implementation of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. 
  
Join me and tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that you support efforts to protect the health of our children and fight climate change by cutting methane emissions.
  
  
Wylecia Wiggs Harris

Sincerely,

Wylecia Wiggs Harris

Wylecia Wiggs Harris
Executive Director, League of Women Voters

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Dear Wylecia:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first-ever methane pollution standard for new and modified oil and gas facilities. This is a big deal – right now, the oil and gas industry is leaking millions of tons of methane and other toxic chemicals into the air. The proposed rule would help rein them in.

Tell the EPA’s administrator, Gina McCarthy, you support the regulation to mitigate climate change and protect the air we breathe by cutting methane emissions.
  
This regulation is a critical part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 percent by 2025. Throughout the country, methane and other harmful substances are released and allowed to leak from wells, compressors and pipelines, among other sources throughout the oil and gas sector. Methane emissions from the oil and gas sector are substantial – about one-third of total U.S. methane emissions. Tightly regulating this methane is absolutely critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting public health. And cutting methane emissions will save energy since escaping natural gas is composed mainly of methane.
  
These regulations are an important step forward to protect public health and our planet. Thank the EPA for their efforts to protect our children by cutting methane emissions.
  
Curbing methane is a “win-win-win-win” that can save fuel, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and improve pipeline safety. Doing so is a critical near-term step toward implementation of the Climate Action Plan and continued U.S. leadership on climate protection and healthier air. 
  
The EPA has begun accepting public comments on this proposal. As the oil and gas industry prepare an army of lobbyists and lawyers to oppose the rule, we have to make sure pro-environment voices are heard, loud and clear at the EPA. Join me and thank Administrator McCarthy for protecting public health and our environment, and tell the EPA that you support a strong methane pollution standard.
  
   
Elisabeth MacNamara

Sincerely,

Elisabeth MacNamara

Elisabeth MacNamara
President, League of Women Voters

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