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API's Methane Reduction Program is No Substitute for Federal Protections


Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) is touting its new, voluntary program for its members to cut methane emissions from oil and gas facilities.

Meanwhile, API is a driving force behind the Trump administration's push to roll back common sense regulations that would limit methane pollution and other danger emissions from new oil and gas facilities and those on public lands.

In response, Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign director Kelly Martin released the following statement:

"This is nothing but a cynical ploy for public goodwill as API continues to work with Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt to undermine the effective, commonsense methane safeguards that are required by law. This voluntary program falls far short of what is necessary to protect our communities and our climate from the dangers of methane pollution, and API knows it."

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