Methane is a pollutant that is up to 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the short term. It’s responsible for about a third of the warming from all greenhouse gasses globally. As our planet’s climate continues to shift ever closer to dangerous tipping points, controlling global warming pollution is more important than ever.
I strongly support the proposed rule that will require oil and gas companies to pay a fee for methane emissions over a certain level. Cutting back on methane waste is an important way we can confront the climate crisis.