AGA Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in West Virginia v. EPA
Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Karen Harbert made the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency:
“The natural gas industry has consistently delivered on its promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time delivering safe, reliable and clean energy to the 187 million Americans who depend on our industry every day. Natural gas utilities did not wait for government mandates to drive progress, and with today’s ruling we are committed to stay the course. Innovation and technology produce results, not outsized government regulation. This industry has ambitious environmental goals and we have proven, year over year, that we provide solutions for reducing emissions while ensuring Americans have the essential energy they need. That is our commitment today and into the future as we continue to lead our nation in achieving our energy and environmental goals.
“The natural gas industry is reviewing this order and will continue to work with policymakers at all levels to further reduce emissions and deliver safe, clean and affordable energy to the millions of Americans who rely on it every day.”
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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 76 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 73 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than thirty percent of the United States' energy needs.