Canada raises bar for methane leadership with new regulatory framework
The Government of Canada just issued a new regulatory framework to reduce methane emissions from its oil and gas sector by at least 75% by 2030, setting a new bar for methane leadership.
Photos from B.C.’s Leaking Methane Gas Wells Confirm Need for Stronger Regulations
EARTHWORKS, PEMBINA INSTITUTE, CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE AND DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION VANCOUVER — Images taken with high-tech equipment of leaking methane pollution from gas wells in Montney Basin in northeast British Columbia show the need for stronger regulations for the oil and gas industry. B.C. plans to finalize methane regulations…
Alberta’s Methane Regulations Will Fail to Meet Provincial Reduction Target
Province fails to demonstrate how carbon price and methane rules will achieve the GHG reductions needed to match federal rules.
A Comparative Assessment of Alberta’s Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Under the ECCC rules and AER’S Draft Directive 060
Based on new comprehensive modeling, Alberta’s draft methane regulations will reduce far less harmful methane pollution than if Alberta’s oil and gas producers followed the federal methane regulations enacted earlier this year by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). This analysis is based on emissions estimates and models provided directly…
Canada Releases Final Methane Regulations, US NGOs Comment
Today, Canada issued robust, nationwide standards expected to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry by 40 to 45 percent.
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.
U.S. and Canada Take a Big Step to Phase Down the Use of Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic
In a joint statement released on December 20, 2016, President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau announced numerous initiatives to protect the Arctic including (1) the designation of the vast majority of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing; (2) the launch of…