Washington, D.C. – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. and Canada agreed to joint steps to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry 40-45 percent by 2025.  This agreement builds on steps the U.S. has already taken to reduce methane emissions as a part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

 Senator Boxer said: "I am very pleased with today’s announcement that the U.S. and Canada are working together to fight dangerous climate change.  The joint commitment to reduce methane emissions -- which is a potent source of climate pollution -- will help protect children and future generations from the worst impacts of climate change."