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  • Super Pollutants New Mexico needs to drop harmful exemptions from air pollution rules for oil and gas sites

    Methane is a terribly harmful climate pollutant – pound for pound, it heats the climate over the next few decades more than eighty times more than carbon dioxide, and it’s currently responsible for about a quarter of the warming we are already experiencing, such as more severe droughts, heatwaves, and wildfires. The largest industrial methane

    April 5, 2021
  • 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
  • Super Pollutants Memo: Modeled impacts from EPA methane rollbacks

    In 2016, U.S. EPA issued landmark standards for new and modified facilities in the oil production and natural gas production, process, and transmission and storage industries. These standards reduce methane and other harmful air pollutants from facilities they cover in several key ways. Furthermore, the promulgation of methane pollution standards from these new and modified […]

    November 14, 2019
  • Super Pollutants CATF Launches the Country Methane Abatement Tool

    CATF’s Country Methane Abatement Tool (CoMAT) lets countries estimate how much methane pollution they can reduce from their oil and gas industries even when they have limited information about the industry and its current emissions.

    September 27, 2019
  • Super Pollutants Canada Issues Comprehensive Oil and Gas Methane Regulations

    On April 25th, Catherine McKenna, the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister, finalized robust, nationwide standards designed to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry by roughly 40-45 percent.

    April 26, 2018
  • Super Pollutants API’s “Environmental Partnership:” Years Behind the Curve on Methane from the Oil and Gas Industry

    This week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) launched its “Environmental Partnership” with 26 oil and gas companies to target reductions of methane pollution from three different sources.

    December 6, 2017
  • Climate Science 101 for Administrator Pruitt

    Tomorrow the Earth Day March for Science will happen on the National Mall in DC, and over 500 satellite marches will take place in other locations around the world.  Like most of those marching, we never thought we would need to make the case for integrity in environmental science. It used to be that everyone […]

    April 21, 2017
  • Policy A Good First Step – But We Have a Long Way to go on Oil and Gas

    Earlier this week USEPA took a long-awaited and critical first step to reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the oil and gas industry. Oil and gas is the largest industrial source of methane pollution, and the standards for methane will also reduce pollution that causes ozone smog and emissions of toxic pollutants […]

    August 22, 2015