CMES Applauds Pennsylvania Governor Wolf for Publication of Methane Rule for Existing Oil and Gas Sites

After several years of deliberative analysis and stakeholder input, the Governor of Pennsylvania published a draft plan for regulating methane emissions from existing sites in the state.  The Center for Methane Emissions Solutions (CMES) appreciates the thoughtful approach taken, and is encouraged that if enacted, this policy will lead to less methane pollution, a potent greenhouse gas, while also supporting the state’s economy while allowing oil and gas production to continue to thrive in the state in a sustainable manner.

CMES’s Executive Director, Isaac Brown released the following statement in reaction to the announcement: 

“The Center for Methane Emissions Solutions applauds Governor Wolf for taking this important step forward to cutting methane waste and pollution. That is common sense for our economy and environment. We look forward to constructively engaging in this rulemaking and advocating for a comprehensive approach to addressing leaks across the oil and gas supply chain. Our members have the technological know-how to provide cost-effective solutions to cut methane and help achieve the state’s climate goals.”