Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Statement: Mayor Garcetti on U.S. and Canada Methane Emissions Agreement

"I stand with President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau in strong support of their commitment today to limiting methane leaks from the oil and gas sector. Methane is a far more powerful planet-warming gas than carbon dioxide. The disastrous Aliso Canyon gas leak, which forced the evacuation of 5,700 households in Los Angeles, also made clear the public health hazards of leaking methane and the toxic chemicals that escape with it." -- Mayor Eric Garcetti