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  • Super Pollutants Clean Air Task Force Statement on EPA Recission of Federal Methane Pollution Standards

    Later today, EPA will announce its plan to rescind critical methane pollution standards for the oil and natural gas industry, a move that will not only hurt our climate, but also puts public health at risk.  Beyond rescinding methane standards, the EPA also announced that it will weaken some requirements for the industry to find

    August 13, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Essential Actions for EU Methane Strategy

    Clean Air Task Force recently submitted comments on the European Commission’s methane roadmap and outlined the key elements that must be included in the upcoming methane strategy in order to mitigate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The EU methane roadmap sets the stage for the subsequent methane strategy, and the implementing policies and measures, […]

    August 7, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Global Methane Emissions are Surging — It’s Time to Act

    Global methane emissions have increased by 50 million metric tons since 2000 – a deeply alarming trend, as this additional methane will have similar climate implications over the coming decades as the CO2 emissions from all US power plants, transportation, and residential and commercial heating combined. This is based on two new complementary studies that […]

    July 28, 2020 ,
  • Policy Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration Cancellation of Methane Pollution Rule

    SAN FRANCISCO― A federal judge late yesterday reinstated the Bureau of Land Management’s 2016 methane waste rule, aimed at protecting people and the climate from methane waste and pollution from oil and gas extraction on public lands. The ruling is the third defeat for the Trump administration’s efforts to suspend, delay or repeal the rule. […]

    July 16, 2020 ,
  • Super Pollutants Clean Air Task Force, Earthworks Launch Ozone Alert Tool to Raise Alarm About Ozone Pollution In Communities Nationwide

    With ozone smog on the rise, in part due to oil and gas development, new tool allows users to monitor air quality in their communities and take action.

    June 30, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Europe Must Lead on Methane, Both Domestically and Internationally

    Europe has long been one of the great lions of climate change advocacy. But in the halls of power throughout Europe there’s been a major blind spot: methane.  Thankfully, that is changing. The European Union has set an ambitious goal for carbon neutrality, and Europeans have started to  recognize that this goal can’t be met […]

    April 3, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Madrid Call for Fast Action on Super Pollutants

    The evidence of a warming planet is all around us: wildfires, increased storm intensity, bleached coral reefs, rising seas, and a frightening drive towards critical climate tipping points. While much of the discussion of global warming typically focuses on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, super pollutants like black carbon and methane also warrant our close attention. […]

    December 11, 2019
  • Super Pollutants CATF Pushes Back On Oil and Gas Deregulation

    In order to protect the public’s health and welfare from the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector, CATF and our partners have just strongly pushed back on the Trump Administration’s most recent efforts to deregulate the oil and gas industry. Essentially, we are stating that EPA has blatantly and dangerously […]

    November 25, 2019 ,