WWF Statement on US Methane Announcement

In response to the news this morning from the Biden administration regarding the new rules for methane emissions and its commitment to a global partnership to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels, Marcene Mitchell, Senior Vice President for Climate Change at WWF, released the following statement:

“Methane is an incredibly potent driver of climate change and we welcome the administration's leadership to tackle this powerful greenhouse gas. Beyond reducing the climate impacts of methane leaks, the proposal will clean the air for the communities living around these sites where methane is emitted. This is a critical step on our journey to addressing the climate crisis while ensuring a more just and equitable future.”