Open Letter: NGOs oppose efforts to repeal the Methane Emissions Reduction Program
Clean Air Task Force joined 25 leading NGOs in signing an open letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee strongly opposing efforts to repeal the Methane Emissions Reduction Program (MERP) through passage of the Natural Gas Repeal Act (H.R. 1141), or through any other means.
Reducing oil and gas methane emissions is one of the most efficient and effective ways to address climate change, reduce needless waste, and protect the health of the millions of Americans living in or around active oil and gas sites. Congress made clear that addressing methane was a priority when they passed the Methane Emissions Reduction Program in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). A repeal of the Methane Emissions Reduction Program would harm the climate, impair public health, increase waste, and cost our economy valuable jobs.