Today, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized their proposed standard to cut harmful methane pollution. In response, YECA National Organizer and Spokesperson Tori Goebel released the following statement:
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) thanks the Biden Administration for this incredible step forward. Young Christians have long advocated for strong protections against dangerous methane pollution that endangers our health and climate, and we are delighted to see the Biden Administration take this long overdue action to implement meaningful, robust standards. Since this proposal was released in late 2022, we have testified at EPA hearings, submitted comments, and continued to raise awareness over this vital proposal. We are pleased that the EPA has listened to the voices of young Christians and communities around the country by implementing a standard that was even stronger than proposed.
Our communities deserve the strongest possible protections from oil and gas pollution, and we are now one step closer to a better future. We look forward to working with the EPA to ensure that communities will see tangible health, economic, and climate benefits as soon as possible.