The American Petroleum Institute is at it again.
Jack Gerard, API President and CEO, sent Capitol Hill staffers a fact-twisting email claiming that a recent EDF-coordinated University of Texas methane emissions study "proves" that "hydraulic fracturing is safe for the environment." This is a lie and complete misuse of the facts. The study found several problems, ones that can spell big trouble for the climate if ignored. And the few improvements the study notes are a direct result of EPA regulations that API actively lobbied against! Take Action: Don't let API get away with spreading malicious falsehoods.