Stop the Leaks Campaign
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Stop the Leaks Campaign

Stop the Leaks Campaign

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

January 2014

Amount: 

$10,000

Location: 

Washington, DC

Clean Air Task Force is launching a new campaign called Stop the Leaks.  This campaign focuses on building public awareness and political will to press for new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.  Methane leaks from the fossil fuel industry waste billions of dollars of fuel every year, adding significantly to greenhouse gas emissions and harming public health.  Technology currently exists to stop methane leaks, but in the absence of federal regulations to do so, the problem continues to grow.  This Leadership Grant award will fund a portion of Sarah Uhl's time as CATF's Campaign Organizer to convene a broad coalition of partners to create shared policy goals, develop outreach materials for media and the public, and hold meetings with key decision makers.  Sarah will take the lead on building a diverse coalition that will push for stronger regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior to require oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions.

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