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Permian Basin Leaking 14 Times More Methane Than EPA Estimates: Study

"Applying this estimate to all gas gathering pipelines nationwide for illustrative purposes would increase the EPA inventory estimate for the entire natural gas system by 27%," noted co-authors of a new study.

Julia Conley ·


Locals Warn Biden's EU Export Plan Would Make Gulf Coast 'Sacrifice Zone' for Fracked Gas

"President Biden cannot call himself a climate president while ignoring the needs and reality of impacted communities."

Brett Wilkins ·


Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years

NOAA warned that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."

Jessica Corbett ·


Report on President's Environmental Record So Far 'Reminds Us That Trump Soap Opera Has Dire Real-World Consequences'

"We are sort of powerless," a Fort Berthold Indian Reservation resident said of Trump's rollbacks on pollution rules. "This is our reality now."

Jessica Corbett ·


Record-High Carbon Emissions Show 'We Are Speeding Towards the Precipice of Irrevocable Climate Chaos'

"Brutal" new research offers a global "reality check" as world leaders discuss Paris accord goals at COP24

Jessica Corbett ·


Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years

One NOAA oceanographer warns that even if humanity "stopped the greenhouse gases at their current concentrations today, the atmosphere would still continue to warm for next couple decades to maybe a century."

Jessica Corbett ·


Vowing to 'Padlock Revolving Door' in DC, Warren Teases New Anti-Corruption Legislation

"The Trump administration and an army of lobbyists are determined to rig the game in their favor, to boost their own profits—the cost to consumers be damned," the senator says

Jessica Corbett ·


US Gas Flaring Releases Five Times More Methane Than Previously Thought

"This study adds to the growing body of research that tells us that the oil and gas industry has a flaring problem," said Jon Goldstein of EDF, which conducted related research on the practice.

Jessica Corbett ·


Climate Scientist Demands 'War Crimes' Charges for Whoever Ordered Pipeline Sabotage

The call from Stanford University climate scientist Rob Jackson came as a fourth Nord Stream leak was discovered, intensifying fears of an unprecedented release of planet-heating methane emissions.

Jake Johnson ·


Thanks to Manchin, IRA's Methane Fee on Big Oil Is Riddled With Massive Holes

The new law's methane emissions penalty "was weakened so that it applies to basically no one," said one climate campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·

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