Greenpeace Canada reaction to methane regulations announcement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4 December 2023

MONTREAL In response the the announcement by the Government of Canada of draft regulations to reduce emissions from the oil and gas sector, Keith Stewart, senior energy strategist for Greenpeace Canada said: 

“Reducing methane emissions is a quick and low-cost way to reduce the harm from extracting and refining oil and gas. These new methane regulations can be an initial step toward setting and achieving an ambitious cap on overall greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector, on the path to a full, fast and fair phaseout of fossil fuels. Given the consistent evidence of industry under-reporting methane emissions, it will be key to have independent monitoring and testing to ensure companies meet their obligations.”

ENDS

Notes to editor:

Greenpeace Canada’s media backgrounder for COP28 can be found here

Evidence of under-reporting of methane emissions

For more information, please contact:

Claire Le Saux
Communications Officer, Greenpeace Canada
(438) 925-0794

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