Boulder County, CO – Energy Fairness Executive Director, Paul Griffin, made the following statement today regarding the EPA’s release of the Methane Gas Rule.
“From NEPA to today’s release of the final Methane Gas regulation, there has been a concerted effort over the last several years to streamline regulatory efforts ensuring the continued delivery of affordable and reliable energy…” said Griffin.
“At a time when many families are struggling to pay utility bills – through no fault of their own – because of the economic ravaging ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, we must do everything possible to facilitate the supply of affordable energy while maintaining environmental standards that have become a model for the rest of the world. Today’s Methane Gas rule ‘threads that needle’”
“Natural gas producers have made considerable gains in reducing carbon emissions while providing low-cost energy. The EPA’s announcement today recognizes that fact. The agency themselves have acknowledged that between 2005-2018 ‘national greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 10%, and power sector emissions have fallen by 27% — even as our economy grew by 25%.’ Today’s updated rule ensures that drivers of America’s economic activity no longer have to face duplicative, burdensome regulations.”
Fact vs. Fiction two-pager on today’s Methane Gas Regulation.
Paul Griffin is the Executive Director of the nonpartisan Energy Fairness. He has almost 20 years of experience in the energy industry as a congressional aide and through several tenures in the electric utility industry. He splits his time between Washington, DC and the intermountain energy hub of Colorado.