Methane contributes significantly to total global warming. 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.
Congress made clear that reducing methane pollution from the oil and gas sector is a top priority when they passed the Methane Emissions Reduction Program (MERP) in the Inflation Reduction Act.
The Methane Emissions Reduction Program includes several important provisions that, together with other Clean Air Act standards for the sector, will help put the U.S. on a path to quickly cut methane emissions.
Learn more about the details of the Methane Emissions Reduction Program, including the waste emissions charge from our counterpart organization, Clean Air Task Force.
The Methane Emissions Reduction Program is good for the environment and the economy.
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 American energy competitiveness in line with industry-led goals that support a competitive American energy industry.
Repealing the program would be bad for the climate and public health, waste energy, and cost our economy valuable jobs. We must ensure that this program remains in place so that these important achievements can be realized and that we can hold oil and gas operators accountable.
Cut methane from oil and gas to slow global warming.
The oil and gas industry is responsible for 23% of global methane emissions, making it one of the highest emitting industries in the global economy. Watch the explainer video below to learn more.
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