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Organizations Supporting Call for EPA Inspector General Investigation

Here’s the letter we sent to the EPA’s Inspector General signed by 130 organizations calling for investigation of our complaint to the Inspector General regarding underreporting of methane leakage from natural gas operations.

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are represented (national and multistate organizations listed in bold), as well as 5 other countries. We’re grateful for the support and awed by all the hard work being done around the world to stop the ravages of fossil fuels.

June 23, 2016

Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Inspector General

We, the undersigned, call on the EPA Office of Inspector General to expedite an investigation into the allegations regarding scientific fraud in the underreporting of methane leakage from the natural gas industry, as outlined in the NC WARN complaint dated June 8, 2016.

Frontline communities impacted by methane emissions are counting on the EPA to effectively regulate the natural gas industry. In order to protect public health and safety and to avoid catastrophic climate change, we urge you to do all in your power to reduce methane emissions.

The urgency of this situation is conveyed thusly by Dr. Robert Howarth of Cornell University: “The climate responds very quickly to methane, so if we reduce our methane emissions from shale gas now, we will slow the rate of global warming … in fact, that is the only way to avoid irreversible harm to the climate.”


Courtesy of

Courtesy of

100 Grannies for a Livable Future (IA)
350 Conejo / San Fernando Valley (CA)
350 Corvallis (OR)
350 Eugene (OR)
350 Louisiana – New Orleans
350 Madison (WI)
350PDX (OR)
350 Triangle (NC)
350 Central Virginia
350 Kishwaukee (IL)
350 Marin (CA)
350 San Antonio (TX)
350 Vermont
Alliance for Energy Democracy (NC)
Amigos Bravos (NM)
Ancient Trees (FL)
Appalachian Voices (NC)
Ballona Creek Renaissance (CA)
Beloved Community Center (NC)
Beyond Extreme Energy
Boston Climate Action Network (MA)
Breast Cancer Action (NC)
BI lebenswertes Korbach (Germany)
Campaign to End Sacrifice Zones (NM)
The Canary Coalition (NC)
Carson Connected (CA)
Center for Biological Diversity
Citizens United for Renewable Energy (NJ)
Coalition for Environmental Responsibility & Education through Synergy (NC)
Chatham Research Group (NC)
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD, DC & VA)
Chris Kenon, Inc. (NC)
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community (CA)
Clean Air Carolina (NC)
Clean Energy Action (CO)
Clean Water for North Carolina
Climate Action NOW Massachusetts (MA)
Climate Hawks Vote
ClimateMama (NJ)
The Climate Times (NC)
Climate Voices US (NC)
Compressor Free Franklin (NY)
Dancing Bee Gardens (VT)
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA)
Dorchester People for Peace (MA)
Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (NY)
Ecologistas en acción (Spain)
Earth Care (NM)
Elgin Green Groups 350 (IL)
Faith Community Church (NC)
Food and Water Europe
Food & Water Watch
Forest City 350 (IL)
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice (IL)
Frack Free Lancashire (UK)
Fracking Resistance of Lawrence County (PA)
Fracking Truth Alliance of Lawrence and Mercer Counties (PA)
Friends of the Earth
Friends of Sustainable Sidney (NY)
Gas Free Seneca (NY)
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (LA)
Hair on Fire Oregon
Haw River Assembly (NC)
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate (MN)
Hip Hop Caucus
Home Energy Efficiency Team (MA)
Justice Action Mobilization Network (NC)
Just Power (VT)
Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green (UK)
Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (PA)
LEPOCO Peace Center (PA)
Marcellus Protest (PA)
Minisink Matters (NY)
Morning Sun Foundation
Mothers Out Front (MA)
Mothers Out Front (NY)
Mothers Out Front (VA)
NatureConnect NW (OR)
NC Climate Justice Summit
NC Environmental Justice Network
NC Power Forward
NC Raise Up
NC Tech Insight LTD (York, UK)
No Fracking in Stokes (NC)
North Carolina NAACP
North Metro Neighbors for Safe Energy (CO)
Nuclear and Carbon Free Future Coalition (MA)
New York Water Action
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (WV)
Paradise Gardens and Farm (PA)
Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air (PA)
Pennsylvanians Against Fracking
People Over Pipelines (NJ)
Pipeline Awareness Southern Oregon (OR)
Plataforma Ciudadana Zaragoza sin Fractura (Spain)
Plataforma Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Desarrollo (Ecuador)
Progress NC Action
Protect Orange County (NY)
Resist the Pipeline (MA)
River Guardian Foundation (NC)
Rocky River Watch (NC)
Securing Economic and Energy Democracy (NM)
Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter, Northern New Mexico Group
Sierra Club, South Carolina Chapter
Silk Hope Catholic Worker (NC)
San Luis Obispo Clean Water (CA)
The Solar Connection (NC)
SouthEast Communities Against Pollution (MD)
Southern Maryland CARES
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
SpectraBusters (FL)
Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (NY)
Stop the Frack Attack Advisory Council (DC)
Stop the Minisink Compressor Station (NY)
Stop the Pipeline (VT)
Student Environmental Education Coalition (NC)
Sullivan County Residents Against Millennium (NY)
Sun Valley Association (Romania)
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
Sustainable Medina County (OH)
Transylvania Naturally (NC)
Triangle Translations International (NC)
UE 150 NC Public Service Workers Union (NC)
We Are Cove Point (VA)
We Are Seneca Lake (NY)
Western North Carolina Frack Free
Wild Earth Guardians (NM)
World Stewardship Institute
Youth on Board (MA)