Don't Let EPA Unravel Crucial Climate Protections EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is doing all he can to take the “Protection” out of EPA. He is trying to delay common sense standards that require companies to look for leaks for new oil and gas facilities— protections that keep our air cleaner, our planet safer, and actually save companies money by preserving a precious resource. Methane is a major contributor to global warming—responsible for about 25% of the warming we experience today, and the oil and gas industry is its leading source in the U.S. And if allowed to continue, the leaks will be equivalent to the burning of 1.5 billion pounds of coal over the next 20 years. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that’s bad—and still, Pruitt looks the other way. Take action now and tell Scott Pruitt: We want common sense protections now—for a better world and a better future. Message Re: EPAHQOAR2010-0505; FRL-9963-40-OAR Dear Administrator Pruitt, * Personalize your message I'm writing today in strong opposition to your decision to suspend vital air pollution safeguards that will reduce harmful methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds, and toxic air pollutants like benzene from new and modified sources in the oil and natural gas sector. This decision threatens the health and welfare of countless Americans who live in close proximity to oil and gas development by allowing thousands of tons of these harmful air pollutants to be emitted into the atmosphere. Each day this suspension is in place, the harm is compounded: more new wells are drilled and other wells subject to the standards are allowed to continue emitting harmful pollution, which cannot later be removed from the air. These common-sense safeguards are also highly cost-effective, leveraging widely used technologies and best practices that are already required in several energy-producing states. They were also developed through extensive public input and years of agency deliberation. There is no basis for EPA to suspend these safeguards. Please reverse this unlawful, dangerous decision, and put these crucial pollution safeguards back into action. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT None * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow Defend Our Future to communicate with me via text messaging. Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from Defend Our Future.