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  • Super Pollutants Reducing Methane from Oil and Gas: A Path to a 65% Reduction in Sector Emissions

    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 oil and gas to at least 65% below

    April 24, 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 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?

    May 13, 2019
  • Super Pollutants “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 (VOCs) from the entire natural […]

    February 21, 2019
  • Super Pollutants 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 at the bigger picture, because […]

    November 2, 2018
  • Super Pollutants EPA Publishes Paper on Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

    EPA scientists recently published a paper documenting serious and widespread human health impacts from the pollution dumped in the air by the US oil and gas industry.

    October 5, 2018
  • Policy Voluntary Methane Reduction Efforts Will Still Fall Short of Methane Reduction Goal

    On March 30th, at a session of the Global Methane Forum in Washington, DC, the EPA launched its Methane Challenge Program to encourage companies to voluntarily reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector. This program seeks to build on the work of the EPA Natural Gas STAR Program that has been in existence, […]

    March 31, 2016