May 10, 2017 on Senate rejecting methane rule repeal

Washington, DC — Today, the Senate voted down a bid to repeal a rule that limits methane emissions from fossil fuel extraction on public lands. The rule was issued during the Obama administration. In response, Executive Director May Boeve gave the following statement:

“This victory is a sign that mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people for climate action, like at the Peoples Climate March last month, is already having an impact. Trump’s efforts to reverse climate protections and lock us into a fossil fuel economy can be, and must be, resisted. Methane is one of many potent greenhouse gasses exacerbating the climate crisis and its disastrous impacts. Elected officials need to put science and the health of our communities first, and stand up for our future.”


Contact: Dani Heffernan, [email protected], +1 (305) 992-1544