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  • 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
  • Super Pollutants Putting Out the Fire: Low-cost Solutions are Available to Prevent Flaring in Tight Oil Fields

    Flaring of associated natural gas from oil wells in shale formations like the Eagle Ford in Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota has been growing rapidly for several years. Some well developers have acted responsibly, ensuring that gas pipelines with enough capacity are in place at wells before oil and gas production begins, thereby […]

    April 30, 2015
  • Super Pollutants Nationwide Standards are Key to Reducing Emissions from Oil and Gas

    Recently oil and gas industry lobbyists have been excitedly reporting about how the industry has “substantially reduced methane emissions” through voluntary efforts. For example, Energy in Depth, a project of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), has produced an infographictouting reductions in methane emissions from selected oil and gas producing basins since 2011 based […]

    January 5, 2015