Why One Mother Is Celebrating New Federal Methane Reduction Rules

When local parents and Patrice Tomcik, a mother, learned that a drilling company would be fracking on land just a half mile away from their children’s school campus, they became concerned. These gas wells will threaten the health and safety of children for decades to come. That’s why the federal government’s recent actions give some measure of comfort. The new EPA rules will establish comprehensive protections from methane and other harmful pollution for families living near new and existing oil and gas operations.