CRS Ad Highlights Need for Strong Environmental Leadership

“I believe in a sound, strong environmental policy that protects the health of our people and a wise stewardship of our nation’s natural resources.” – President Ronald Reagan Those words were spoken at a time when our elected leaders, regardless of party or faction, truly believed American natural resources were worth fighting for.  Clean water and clean air were priorities along with good health and safe communities. Today our Nation is suffering from a lack of responsible environmental leadership, especially on the political right. We need more conservatives willing to show leadership and take a stand to preserve America’s natural heritage and security. U.S. Representatives Ryan Costello and Brian Fitzpatrick showed that leadership when they voted against riders to the federal budget that would have blocked new U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut natural gas waste and methane pollution. That is why Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship is thanking Reps. Costello and Fitzpatrick for their leadership with a print and digital ad campaign. Now it is time for other elected officials, at the state and federal level, to join them in support of commonsense policies that protect American resources and our environment. In fact, the attack on federal methane rules is not unlike the fight happening now in the Pennsylvania legislature where legislators are trying to pass budget riders that could block air quality permits that reduce methane emissions and other pollution. Unfortunately, natural gas waste and methane pollution is a big problem in that state. In fact, Pennsylvania oil and gas operators emit more than 110,000 tons of methane every single year...