New York Governor Cuomo Announces Plan to Reduce Methane Emissions

EDF Statement from Mark Brownstein, Vice President, U.S. Climate and Energy

May 17, 2017
Kelsey Robinson, 512-691-3404,

Today Governor Cuomo announced a plan to reduce methane emissions across the state – including emissions from the state’s oil and gas infrastructure. 

“Governor Cuomo should be commended for making New York a leader on reducing this powerful climate pollutant.  Many of the efforts in his plan will target pollution from the oil and gas industry – the exact kind of protections that American’s expect. With this action, New York is now among a growing number of states that are stepping up to take action on industry’s emissions.When the fate of our federal protections is uncertain, leadership like this is needed now more than ever.”

  • Mark Brownstein, Vice President, U.S. Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

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