PA Environmental Community Applauds Governor Wolf for Permits to Control Methane Pollution from New Sources of Natural Gas

Clean Air Council, 6/7/18

Harrisburg, PA (June 7, 2018) – This week, in a major milestone, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are moving forward with the finalization of permits to control air pollution from new natural gas operations. These landmark permits, GP-5 and GP-5A, will reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and volatile organic compounds, which pose significant public health risks to Pennsylvania communities.

Governor Wolf first announced his intent to reduce methane pollution from new and existing natural gas sources in 2014 and formally announced his methane reduction strategy in January 2016. Residents affected by natural gas operations, along with environmental and public health advocacy groups, have been outspoken in their support for his plan. Just two weeks ago, residents of impacted communities delivered 30,000 comments to the governor’s office in support of comprehensive methane pollution standards….

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