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Big Oil’s Big Methane Problem Would Go Unchecked Under Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
Western Values Project Director Talks Powerful Climate Changing Methane Natural Gas
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Accountable.US’s Western Values Project director Jayson O’Neill joined the This Green Earth syndicated broadcast to discuss the latest ruling by a District Judge on the commonsense Methane Waste Prevention Rule. Under the corporate activist judge’s ruling, methane natural gas -- one of the most destructive greenhouse gases that is 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period -- is again unregulated and being wastefully flared and vented by oil and gas corporations with impunity.
The case may end up before a supreme court that could include Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who has a record of siding with corporations 76% of the time and has troubling, unresolved connections to Big Oil giant Shell Oil.
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