“The methane rule rollback announced today is the latest in a series of reckless attempts by the Trump administration to undermine and eliminate safeguards that protect us and our environment from dangerous pollution,” said PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. “This is a rule that is protecting our environment at a time when the climate crisis is accelerating unabated, and at a time when more and more data reveal the harmful impacts of fracked gas activity on public health. Much of the industry itself supports these regulations, and some of the largest fossil fuel companies are on record asking for this rule to remain in place. But by eliminating these critical protections, the Trump administration is again showing that it puts pollution and corporate greed over the health of Pennsylvanians and our environment.”
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
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