We Talked Methane – Now It’s Time to Make Your Voice Heard!

Clean energy

Al Braden | Used by permission
Methane gas is flared at this site in the Permian Basin

On Tuesday, 1/17, PennEnvironment and partners from around the state hosted a webinar with 120 concerned citizens ready to learn about methane pollution! We discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new supplemental methane rule that aims to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.

We heard from Dr. Ned Ketyer of Physicians for Social Responsibility PA on the health impacts of oil and gas production, Ellie Kerns of PennEnvironment on the risks that methane poses to our climate; from Russell Zerbo of Clean Air Council and Mitch Hescox of Evangelical Environmental Network on what the EPA’s rule means for Pennsylvania, and from Kim Anderson of Evangelical Environmental Network about how Pennsylvanians can make their voices heard in support of the strongest possible methane protections.

Ellie Kerns | TPIN
Ellie Kerns | TPIN
Ellie Kerns | TPIN
Ellie Kerns | TPIN

Vanessa Lynch of Moms Clean Air Force also shared a video entitled “From Pennsylvania: Small Wells Are a Big Methane Problem,” to see the real impacts that wells, and small wells in particular, are having on our communities. You can watch the entirety of the webinar below:

Let's Talk Methane Webinar

To secure strong methane protections, we need you to make your voice heard: 

Add your name to our methane petition at bit.ly/PAEmethane and then text the petition to 5 friends and/or share it on social media! 

The Public Comment Period closes on February 13th, 2023, so there are only a few weeks left! If you need any help engaging in the public comment period, reach out to Ellie [email protected]


Ellie Kerns

Climate Field Organizer, PennEnvironment

Ellie works on PennEnvironment's climate change campaign and helps move forward climate initiatives. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys photography and gardening.

Flora Cardoni

Field Director, PennEnvironment

Started on staff: 2016 B.A., summa cum laude, Tufts University Flora oversees much of PennEnvironment’s climate and grassroots organizing work, directing staff and mobilizing volunteers around the state to fight climate change and promote good clean energy policy in Pennsylvania. Before taking on this role, Flora was a member of Green Corps where she led campaigns to register youth to vote in Arizona and oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa. She’s also directed several door to door canvass offices around the state on behalf of PennEnvironment and Work For Progress. Flora lives in Philadelphia where she enjoys long walks around the city, taking in all of the art, food, and parks it has to offer.

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