Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration's New Pro-Pollution Methane Rule

Aug 30, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,

San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration's new proposed rule to gut protections for clean air from methane emissions, one of the most serious contributors to the climate crisis:

“This deeply dangerous and startlingly short-sighted special interest handout showcases this Administration’s utter disdain and disregard for the clean air our children breathe and the clean water they drink.  If allowed to become law, this rule threatens to choke our communities with pollution – poisoning families’ health today, and threatening their security and well-being for decades to come.

“From Day One, this Administration has sold out our children’s health to enrich special interests and big polluters pushing their toxic agenda.  From pulling out of the Paris Agreement, spearheading reckless executive orders to undermine clean air and clean water, to giving polluters the green light to contaminate our communities, the Administration is devastating Americans’ health every chance it gets.  

“House Democrats are committed to fighting for a clean energy future for our children that creates the good-paying jobs of the future, takes bold action to fight the devastation of the climate crisis and safeguards our environment for generations to come.  We will build on the success of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, to pursue innovative, effective solutions to keep our children safe."

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