Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune Before the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
The Sierra Club is deeply concerned about methane emissions associated with the
production and transportation of natural gas, which in combination are among the
largest sources of global warming pollution in the United States. Although the EPA has
recently taken steps to require operators to control some of these emissions, with
requirements phasing in over the next three years, the natural gas industry will remain
an enormous source of global warming pollution, destabilizing the climate and
endangering public health.