For Immediate Release
Today, the Department of Environmental Protection is scheduled to release its proposed rules for limiting methane pollution linked to gas drilling.
In response, Food & Water Watch Pennsylvania Director Sam Bernhardt issued the following statement:
“If Governor Wolf believes that action must be taken to curtail emissions of methane, then a policy that would make a difference is a full ban on fracking in Pennsylvania. The climate crisis demands bold action to get off fossil fuels, not band aid policies that only entrench the dirty fracking industry. Piecemeal rules to limit methane leaks are merely greenwashing tactics for corporate polluters driving us towards climate catastrophe.”