Tell the EPA: No loopholes for dangerous methane flaring

Docket number: EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0317

I applaud the EPA for proposing an updated methane rule that would curb significant sources of methane emissions. Still, the current draft of the rule contains loopholes that could allow unmitigated releases of methane to continue, especially through the practice of routine flaring and venting of methane directly into the atmosphere.

In November 2021, President Biden signed onto the Global Methane Pledge to reduce world methane emissions 30% below 2020 levels by 2030. That's a great first step toward healthier air and a more stable climate -- but we risk falling short if we don't address methane flaring and other practices that vent this pollutant directly into the atmosphere.

I urge you to make the final methane rule as strong as possible by including restrictions that phase out pollution from routine flaring.