Tell Sec. Zinke: Protect Americans' health from methane pollution

By Newsroom America Feeds at 28 Oct 2017

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Methane pollution is dangerous. And not just because it's a major contributor to climate change.

Methane and other toxic air pollution are associated with both higher risks for cancer and increased asthma attacks for children. But Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke wants to weaken safeguards against methane pollution, letting corporate polluters get away with dumping millions of tons of toxic pollution into our air. It's absurd!

Sec. Zinke's reckless decision puts our communities, our climate, and our health at risk. Help us stop it by submitting a comment on this rule today.

Take action! Tell Secretary Zinke to side with Americans' health, not polluters.

Methane, and other pollutants released in fracking and other fossil fuel development, are dangerous health hazards, particularly to children and vulnerable individuals.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently finalized protections to stop venting and flaring of fracked gas and dangerous pollutants on public and tribal lands. These commonsense protections are cost-effective and keep our communities healthier.

Now, Sec. Zinke is attempting to stall these vital standards for a year. We deserve better -- we cannot let the Trump administration sell out the health of our communities and expose us to harmful methane and toxic air pollution. More than 74,000 people live within a half-mile of an oil or gas facility on federal or tribal public lands. And the venting, flaring, and leaking fracked gas spewing out of these facilities is polluting the air our children breathe and causing rates of asthma attacks in children to increase.

ACT NOW: Don't let Sec. Zinke give into pressure from corporate polluters.

We have a moral duty to protect the clean air our children need to breathe, but this administration has made it clear that they would rather pollute the air and risk our children's lives to help corporate polluters.

Make no mistake: if Sec. Zinke stalls these standards to let corporate polluters off the hook, communities will pay the price. We cannot allow this to happen -- our communities, our climate, and our health depend on it.

Add your name to tell Sec. Zinke that he needs to put our health and climate first.

For our climate, our health, and to ensure a healthy future for our children, we must hold Sec. Zinke accountable.

Thank you for speaking out,

Matthew Gravatt
Associate Legislative Director
Sierra Club

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