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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Commends Obama Administration’s New Rules on Methane Emissions


Jan 14, 2015
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s newly announced environmental protections, which will cut oil- and gas-sector methane emissions by 40-45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025:

 “Methane is twenty times more concentrated than carbon dioxide and has a toxic effect on our climate,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “The administration’s new rules are a significant step toward reducing methane emissions by big oil and gas, and will help mitigate the cataclysmic effects of climate change.”