January 22, 2016

350.org Reacts to New Natural Gas Regulations on Public Lands: “a band-aid on a broken system”

OAKLAND, CA– In response to the new regulations announced by the Obama Administration to reduce methane pollution from natural gas extraction on public lands, 350.org’s Fracking Campaign Coordinator Linda Capato Jr. said:

“This is a band-aid on a broken system. The end goal of this administration must be to stop all new fossil fuel development on public lands and ban fracking across the board. Cutting down on methane flaring is important, but it won’t stop the damage fracking is causing to communities every day, nor prevent disasters like the huge methane leak at Porter Ranch in California. The President should put a moratorium on fracking on public land just like he put a moratorium on coal leases.”