Public Participation in Pennsylvania's Oil and Gas Methane Rule

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Join us and our partners on Wednesday, June 17th from 11:00am - 11:45am EST for a conversation about Pennsylvania's oil and gas methane air pollution problem. Learn how you can play a role in strengthening the state's proposed methane rule to protect our communities and the climate.

  • Introduction - Vanessa Lynch, Moms Clean Air Force 
  • Pennsylvania's million-ton methane pollution problem - Hillary Hull, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Oil and gas air pollution effects on health and climate - Ned Ketyer, M.D., SWPA Environmental Health Project
  • Stories from the impacted community - Lois Bjornson, Clean Air Council
  • Public participation in Pennsylvania’s methane rule - Vanessa Lynch, Moms Clean Air Force
  • Questions and closing - Patrice Tomcik, Moms Clean Air Force

Learn about Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry leaking and venting 1.1 million tons of methane air pollution each year, over 16 times more than what the industry self-reports to the state. Methane is the main component of natural gas and a potent greenhouse gas responsible for 25 percent of the climate change we’re already experiencing worldwide.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has just announced an open public comment period until July 27, 2020 for a proposed rule to reduce harmful methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from existing oil and gas operations. 

There will be three public hearings via telephone on June 23, 24, and 25th. Join the webinar and we can explain how to register to give comments to strengthen the methane rule.

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