In a Tele-Town Hall, Leaders to Discuss the Threat of Methane Pollution for Arizonans

 ·  Garett Reppenhagen, Vet Voice Foundation

On Wednesday, April 26, Vet Voice Foundation and the Native American Voters Alliance held a tele-town hall for concerned Arizonans to hear about how reducing methane leaks in the oil and gas industry will support taxpayers and America’s energy security. It featured retired Major General Eaton, Laurie Weahkee from NAVA, Wayne Warmack, a former oil and gas industry employee, and Jon Goldstein from the Environmental Defense Fund. It was a well-attended event with great participation all around. We had almost 800 attendees and a really robust dialogue. If you’re interested you can listen to a recording of the event here. Speakers focused on the importance of recently passed national standards requiring the oil and gas industry to rein in methane pollution, and jobs that could be created and sustained by reducing these emissions. 

Following a vote to roll back the Bureau of Land Management’s methane standards by the U.S. House of Representatives, the effort has stalled in the Senate. Given that a vote in the Senate could take place at any time, panelists will discuss the need for U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake to protect public lands, taxpayers, and communities from unnecessary methane emissions by keeping the BLM methane standard in place.  

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

 

SPEAKERS:

Gen. Paul Eaton, Vet Voice Foundation

Laurie Weahkee, Native American Voters Alliance

Wayne Warmack, former oil and gas industry employee

Jon Goldstein, Environmental Defense Fund