Methane Pollution: Public Comment Training

Join the training webinar, Dec. 8, 4-5 p.m. ET

Methane Pollution: Public Comment Training

2.9 million children attend schools within half mile of oil and gas facilities that risk their health.  Use your voice to protect public health and the climate.

United Methodist Women members and friends have been urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce methane and other harmful pollutants from new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry. Recently, the EPA wrote new rules to cut climate and toxic air pollution from oil and gas facilities and is receiving public comments until January 14, 2022.

We need to let the EPA know we want the strongest methane protections possible by submitting public comments. To see how your state is impacted by methane, type in your zip code in the Oil and Gas Threat map here.

Please submit a public comment today!

Want to learn more?

Join us on Wed., Dec. 8, from 4-5 p.m. ET for a training session around methane and how to submit public comments, Letters to the Editor, and opinions.

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Lauren PagelExpert - Methane Regulation Context and Guidance: Lauren Pagel, Policy Director at Earthworks

Lauren Pagel is an expert on mining, oil and gas policy, having worked to protect communities, the environment and our climate from the adverse impacts of extraction for 20 years. Lauren has led the Earthworks policy team for the past decade and served as the co-chair for the Methane Partners Campaign since 2019.


Daryl Junes-JoeWitness - Methane Impacts on the Navajo Nation and Community: Daryl Junes-Joe, UMW Board of Directors

Daryl Junes-Joe is a Dine woman from the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. She is a member of United Methodist Women and serves as the Governance Chair of United Methodist Women’s National Board. She served as a tribal prosecutor for the Navajo Nation for 30 years, doing extensive work on the Navajo reservation.


Cynthia RivesWitness - Methane Impacts on Family and Community: Cynthia Rives, UMW national vice president

Cynthia is vice president of United Methodist Women’s board and has also been elected to the board of directors from the North Texas Conference (NTC). She was honored to serve as the CTC UMW president (2008- 2012). Cynthia also serves on the Texas Impact Board of Directors, a justice advocacy group. Cynthia and her husband, Dr. Charles Rives, are happy to be living in Denton, Texas with their two children and their families.


Elizabeth Chun Hye LeeFaith Grounding and Connection: Elizabeth Chun Hye (Liz) Lee, Executive for Economic and Environmental Justice at UMW

Liz has been putting faith, hope and love into action by advancing climate justice and clean air with United Methodist Women since 2016. Liz serves on the board of U.S. Climate Action Network, and represents United Methodist Women at the Transit Equity Network, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, and other coalitions.


Posted or updated: 12/6/2021 12:00:00 AM