EDF Action Launches Five-Figure Campaign Thanking House Members for Voting to Restore Limits on Methane Pollution

July 9, 2021
Hannah Blatt, hblatt@edfaction.org, 202-572-3534

(Washington, D.C. – July 9, 2021) Today, EDF Action, the advocacy partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, launched a digital ad campaign thanking Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), Peter Meijer (MI-03), John Katko (NY-24), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Susan Wild (PA-07), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) Colin Allred (TX-23) and Marc Veasey (TX-33), for voting to restore commonsense rules to cut methane pollution, a potent greenhouse gas, from the oil and gas industry.

These thank you ads come on-top of the Senate thank you ads, EDF Action launched in May.

“This is a major bipartisan win for our climate, economy, and the health of our communities” said Dan Grossman, Senior Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs for EDF Action. “This is the single most important action Congress has taken to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. We thank the members on both sides of the aisle that supported this measure, especially Reps. Conor Lamb, Diana DeGette and Scott Peters for their leadership on methane and climate action. Now, we look forward to the Environmental Protection Agency building on this momentum by proposing strong standards that cut methane pollution all across the country — delivering cleaner air, healthier communities and progress on climate change.”

Digital Ad: Rep. Lamb

These commonsense limits on methane pollution have broad public support, including requiring companies to regularly check for and fix methane leaks and efforts to clean up orphaned wells. Check out this EDF Action poll.