Congress Votes to Restore Methane Emissions Regulations in a Boost to Combating Climate Change
WASHINGTON (June 25, 2021) – The House of Representatives today voted to pass a measure previously approved by the Senate that would undo a Trump Administration action that repealed limits on methane emissions.
“Restoring the Obama-era limits on methane emissions will help create a cleaner future for both people and wildlife,” said Michael Obeiter, senior director of federal climate strategy for the National Audubon Society. “Curtailing methane emissions from oil and gas operations is good for the climate, often pays for itself, and reduces air pollution—a win-win-win for people, the climate, and birds.”
A 2019 report from the National Audubon Society found that two-thirds of North American bird species will be vulnerable to extinction if global temperatures are allowed to rise at the current rate. Reducing emissions from greenhouse gases like carbon and methane will help alleviate some of the worst effects of climate change.
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.
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