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  • Super Pollutants No Rest for the Winners: Onward in Defense of the BLM Methane Rule

    Last Wednesday, in the midst of CATF’s Staff Retreat, my colleague Jonathan Banks whispered an unexpected update in my ear: “they don’t have the votes.” We bolted out of the room and tuned the nearest TV to C-SPAN, where we checked the status of a procedural motion to proceed to a vote on a Congressional

    May 17, 2017
  • Policy Don’t Let the Senate Waste the BLM Methane Rule!

    On February 3, the House of Representatives passed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to kill the Methane Waste Rule — a recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) effort to restrict the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands.  A companion resolution is expected soon in […]

    February 6, 2017
  • Super Pollutants EPA’s Proposed Standards for New Sources of Methane Pollution: Still a Good First Step

    On Thursday, December 3, CATF joined dozens of environmental, health, business, labor and Latino organizations to deliver over 775,000 public comments to EPA on the proposed NSPS rule for methane emissions from new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry.  Boxes containing the comments (pictured below) were received by Micah Ragland, Associate Administrator […]

    December 3, 2015
  • Super Pollutants Five Actions EPA Should Take When Issuing Much-Needed Methane Pollution Standards

    In January, EPA committed to a series of actions to reduce methane pollution, including setting nationwide methane standards for new and modified oil and gas equipment. Currently, there are no national limits on the amount of methane pollution that the oil and gas industry can release into the air. If you’re wondering why that’s a […]

    May 21, 2015