Washington, D.C. — CATF Action, a U.S. advocacy organization that advances climate and clean energy policies designed to achieve decarbonization, has announced a $50,000 ad campaign in five key congressional districts to thank lawmakers for protecting the Methane Emissions Reduction Program.
The digital ad buy acknowledges members of Congress who voted against H.R.1 in the U.S. House of Representatives, focusing on the importance of keeping the Methane Emissions Reduction Program intact while protecting communities from pollution and promoting American energy independence.
Reducing methane emissions is one of the fastest, most cost-effective, and impactful ways to address climate change and improve the health of millions of Americans living near oil and gas sites. The Methane Emissions Reduction Program is forward-looking, set to put the U.S. on a path to efficiently reduce oil and gas methane emissions, spur innovation, and promote economic growth and domestic energy in line with industry-led goals that support a competitive American energy industry.
“Congress made clear that reducing methane pollution from the oil and gas sector is a top priority with the inclusion of the Methane Emissions Reduction Program in the Inflation Reduction Act,” said Lindsey Griffith, Executive Director, Clear Air Task Force Action. “Repealing the program would be bad for the climate and public health, it would waste energy, and it would cost our economy valuable jobs. This program must remain in place so that these important achievements can be realized.”
The Methane Emissions Reduction Program includes several provisions that, together with other Clean Air Act standards for the oil and gas sector, will help put the U.S. on a path to quickly cut methane emissions.
The ads will run in key House districts in Alaska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Texas, thanking lawmakers from both the Democratic and Republican parties for building on bipartisan progress, combating climate change, and enabling clean energy and economic growth in the U.S.
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