Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, commented on President Obama’s climate action plan:
“We are pleased to see that President Obama’s climate action plan recognizes natural gas as a key component of America’s clean energy future. Like the president, we agree that the United States cannot make meaningful greenhouse gas emission reductions without employing our nation’s abundant natural gas.
“INGAA recognizes methane as a potent greenhouse gas, and we support efforts to gain greater knowledge on methane emissions. We believe it important to use sound science to detect data gaps and identify technologies, best practices and incentive-based opportunities to reduce emissions.
“INGAA and its members already are working with the government, NGOs and industry coalitions to learn more and identify cost-effective ways to reduce methane and other emissions.
“We are committed, as the natural gas pipeline sector and as part of the larger natural gas industry, to providing needed energy to American consumers while limiting environmental impact.”