Speakers Of Many Backgrounds In Agreement
UWUA National President Michael Langford spoke at an event held by Center for American Progress on the morning of Monday, October 20 regarding the impacts of methane and the job potential in reducing leaks.
A number of speakers attended the town hall style event, discussing a range of topics revolving around methane including health, safety, environment, and jobs, with all in agreement that reducing methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas sector was not only critical, but entirely possible.
President Langford stated that the need for repair of pipelines to reduce leaks has the potential to employ hundreds of thousands of workers, including veterans. He cited California’s law passed to reduce methane leaks from pipelines common sense.
The job potential for repair exists across all aspects of oil and natural gas production, and could provide a boost to US manufacturing and lead to more jobs for workers.
The consensus of speakers and their respective knowledge of methane concluded that not only does the reduction of methane benefit everything from health to jobs, but studies provide enough data to indicate that achievable solutions are available.
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