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Methane


House Passes Resolution to Reverse 'Reckless' Trump-Era Methane Rule

"Biden should direct the EPA to use the full power of the Clean Air Act to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas by 65% by 2025," said one advocate.

Kenny Stancil ·


New UN Report Highlights 'Absolutely Critical' Need to Dramatically Slash Global Methane Emissions

"Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C."

Brett Wilkins ·


Slashing Methane Emissions Must Play Larger Role in Fighting Climate Crisis, UN Says

The report confirms that "natural gas is the precise opposite of a climate solution," wrote author and activist Bill McKibben.

Julia Conley ·


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 ·


Senate Dems Employ Obscure Law in Effort to Reverse Trump Rollback of Methane Emissions Standards

While lawmakers are also using the Congressional Review Act to challenge one other policy change, it could be used to target dozens of deregulatory actions from Trump's presidency.

Jessica Corbett ·


'No Safe Amount': Environmentalists Sound Alarm Over Texas Refineries' Release of Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Pollutants During Storm

337,000 pounds of benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide were flared, as well as an indeterminate amount of methane. 

Brett Wilkins ·


'Methane Misinformation': Report Details Broken Climate Pledges of Oil and Gas Giants

"No amount of spin changes the fact that the oil and gas extraction is wreaking havoc on our communities and our climate."

Jessica Corbett ·


Researchers Worry Methane Discovery in Arctic Ocean Could Signal Dangerous New Climate Feedback Loop

"Climate warming is awakening the 'sleeping giants' of the carbon cycle," warned one researcher.

Brett Wilkins ·


'Be Afraid—Be Very Afraid': Methane Ruling Seen as Ominous Sign With Barrett Poised to Join Supreme Court

The judge delivered a "puzzling and unsupported conclusion that the Bureau of Land Management can't limit methane waste because that would reduce greenhouse gas pollution."

Andrea Germanos ·


A Dying Industry is Leaving A Deadly Legacy

An important new investigation examined the issue of the shocking state of over three million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States.

Andy Rowell ·

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