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Peter Hart,

A Stronger Approach to Methane Pollution: Ban Fracking

Biden administration must pursue more aggressive measures to stem climate pollution


Today, the EPA unveiled new rules intended to limit methane emissions for the oil and gas sectors.

In response, Food & Water Watch Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement

"The best regulation against methane emissions is to ban fracking and prohibit the use of methane in heating of newly constructed buildings. In addition, the federal government should be working to retrofit existing buildings to eliminate the use of methane. Further, President Biden should use his executive authority to stop the buildout of new gas infrastructure, ban the export of LNG, and stop fracking and the extraction of fossil fuel on federal lands as he promised during the campaign.

"In addition, Congress should pass Senator Cory Booker and Representative Ro Khanna's Farm System Reform Act to begin the transition away from the destructive factory farm model that harms the environment, impoverishes farmers, and promotes climate change."

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