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- Sen. Corey Gardner
Locals with Colorado Moms Know Best and Moms Clean Air Force are launching a campaign to hold Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner accountable for his recent vote to repeal a rule designed to curb methane emissions. Gardner's vote was in the minority, meaning the rule is still in place. But, "these moms are protective of their children's health and keep a close eye on their family budgets," a press release stated, "so they will ask the Senator to remember to represent the respiratory and financial health of Colorado families in future votes on clean air." Their ask takes the form of a billboard to go up at Pikes Peak and Wahsatch avenues.
The Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, modeled after a Colorado policy, aimed to cement former President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan before "climate skeptics" took over the executive branch. The rule limits venting, flaring and natural gas leaks by oil and gas operations on public lands to reduce emissions for both environmental and economic reasons.