“Responsible oil and gas producers must prepare for the future by minimizing methane emissions in their operations and supporting common-sense policies to level the playing field. XTO’s announcement rightly recognizes that government action is essential to address methane emissions across the entire industry.
“Today’s announcement stands in stark contrast to the Trump Administration’s reckless efforts to reverse federal protections that would achieve cost-effective methane reductions. In a dynamic energy landscape, where cleaner alternatives are increasingly competitive, the future role of natural gas is called into question by unchecked methane. Competitive companies are already using technology to reduce methane pollution and enhance efficiency as part of good operational practice and stewardship.”
- Ben Ratner, Director, EDF + Business, Environmental Defense Fund
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