Fossil fuel emissions are driving climate change and increasing cancer risk. Here’s what EPA can do now
Pollution from the oil and gas industry is not only driving climate change by emitting methane.
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…
Reducing Methane from Oil and Gas: A Path to a 65% Reduction in Sector Emissions
UPDATED DEC. 2020 Given the urgency of the climate crisis, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should very rapidly put in place methane emissions standards at new and existing oil and natural gas sites, nationwide. In this memo, we describe how ambitious regulations can readily reduce methane emissions in 2025 from…
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…
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.
The American Opportunity: How the Americas Are Kick-Starting Climate Action
Mexico, California, Colorado, Canada, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, British Columbia, Wyoming. What do all of these places have in common?
“How Does Natural Gas Production Contribute to Ozone Pollution?”: A Podcast with The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Lesley Fleischman, Senior Analyst with Clean Air Task Force, answers the question “How does natural gas production contribute to ozone pollution?” In an interview with Carol Kwiatkowski, Executive Director of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), Lesley explains how ozone is formed due to venting and leaking of volatile organic compounds…
EPA Data Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil & Gas Increase
When EPA released data on US industrial 2017 greenhouse gas emissions earlier this month, the oil and gas industry was quick to point out that their methane emissions had fallen between 2016 and 2017. We’ll explore the methane emissions trend in future blog posts. First, however, we want to look…