Methane emissions are the second leading driver of climate change following carbon dioxide, in large part because methane traps 81 times more heat than CO2. That's why the Environmental Protection Agency is considering new rules that would require the oil and gas industry to drastically reduce methane emissions across their operations. If enacted, the rules would be a huge boost to our efforts to fight climate change, reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 87 percent between now and 2030. "Our stronger standards will work hand in hand with the historic level of resources from the Inflation Reduction Act to protect our most vulnerable communities and to put us on a path to achieve President Biden’s ambitious climate goals," EPA Administrator Michael Regan said. Sign our petition now if you agree that the EPA should move quickly to finalize its plans to slash methane emissions in the United States.