In a Tele-Town Hall, Nevada Environmental Leaders to Discuss the Threat of Methane Pollution for Nevadans
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In a Tele-Town Hall, Nevada Environmental Leaders to Discuss the Threat of Methane Pollution for Nevadans

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

For Tuesday, April 25 at 5:00 P.M.  PDT

Las Vegas, NV — On Tuesday, April 25, local elected officials, Institute for a Progressive Nevada (501 c3 sister organization to Battle Born Progress), Nevada Conservation League and The Wilderness Society will hold a tele-town hall for concerned Nevadans to hear about how reducing methane leaks in the oil and gas industry will protect the health of workers, communities and our environment. Speakers will focus on the importance of recently passed national standards requiring the oil and gas industry to rein in methane pollution, and jobs that could be created and sustained by reducing these emissions. 

Following a vote to roll back the Bureau of Land Management’s methane standards by the U.S. House of Representatives, the effort has stalled in the Senate. Given that a vote in the Senate could take place at any time, panelists will discuss the need for U.S. Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez-Masto to protect public lands, workers, and communities from unnecessary methane emissions by keeping the BLM methane standard in place. After the program, we will open the call up for questions from attendees and the press. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

SPEAKERS:

Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County Commissioner

David Bobzien, Reno City Councilman

Annette Magnus, Institute for a Progressive Nevada

Andy Maggi, Nevada Conservation League 

**Media planning to attend should contact Maria-Teresa Liebermann

at mariateresa@battlebornprogress.org for call details.**

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