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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 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
  • Super Pollutants Flaring in Focus: A Close Look at Natural Gas Flaring in North Dakota

    A considerable amount of attention has recently been directed at the high rate of flaring in US oil and gas fields, specifically the Bakken formation in North Dakota. Local residents, state government, and Federal officials have voiced concerns over the volume of flaring, as recent data (from 2013) shows that industry flared 32% of all […]

    June 26, 2014