Children of the Mom's Clean Air Force hold personal drawings regarding their feelings about the future of the environment outside EPA's headquarters.
The methane rule serves to create regulations for methane gas, an extremely potent greenhouse gas, that escapes through oil and gas wells. Although the EPA continues to consider methane a greenhouse gas, according to the Associated Press, Trump’s elected EPA administrator Scott Pruitt claimed the EPA needed more time to reconsider the measure.
As a part of the Earthworks team, we set up an electronic LED billboard truck outside the EPA headquarters to play FLIR footage of methane in order to demonstrate the extent of methane leakage in the United States.
Sharon Wilson, Earthworks Gulf Region Organizer, speaks on Facebook live in front of her FLIR footage about her personal experience with methane pollution in her hometown of Denton, TX.
Don Schreiber, resident of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, shares his testimony in front of Facebook live. He urges Scott Pruitt, EPA's administrator, to "come to New Mexico, come to the Devil Springs Ranch, see those wells and smell them, meet our grandchildren and children, meet my friends and neighbors and see how much this rule means to us."