Mexico's Finalized Methane Regulations Contrast with Trump's EPA Rollbacks

Environmental Defense Fund statement from Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy

November 13, 2018
Stacy MacDiarmid, (512) 691-3439,

(AUSTIN, TX) Today government leaders in Mexico announced finalization of ambitious rules to reduce oil and gas methane emissions, putting it on a clear pathway to meet a trilateral commitment between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to reduce emissions by 45 percent by 2025. Canada enacted federal rules in April to meet the goal.

“The Trump Administration’s ongoing attempts to tear down federal methane rules should be viewed against the backdrop of leadership in Mexico and Canada, and the election last week of a slate of governors in the U.S. committed to tackling this problem.

“While the rest of the world is modernizing, this president is trying to drag America backward–putting its citizens at risk and creating serious doubts about whether domestic industry will be able to compete in a world demanding cleaner energy.”


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