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  • Putting out the Fire

    How Nigeria has quietly cut flaring by 70%, and is now moving to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

  • 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

  • CATF and Earthworks Release Rural Ozone Report: “Country Living, Dirty Air”

    In many parts of America’s rural countryside, pollution from the booming oil and gas industry is causing an increase in asthma attacks and increased risks of cancer and respiratory diseases.

  • Joint NGO Statement on BLM Methane Rule Circuit Court Victory

    Late last night, a U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction striking down Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s attempt to delay for one year implementation of the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule.

  • Another Important Step Forward: BLM Proposes Long-Awaited Waste Rule

    The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) update to its decades-old regulations that address the waste of natural gas on Federally-managed land has been much anticipated. The wait is over—BLM’s proposed rule has finally been published, and there is much to be excited about in the rule. Why is BLM’s proposal […]

  • Putting Out the Fire: Low-cost Solutions are Available to Prevent Flaring in Tight Oil Fields

    Flaring of associated natural gas from oil wells in shale formations like the Eagle Ford in Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota has been growing rapidly for several years. Some well developers have acted responsibly, ensuring that gas pipelines with enough capacity are in place at wells before oil and gas production begins, thereby […]

  • 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 […]

  • Curb Methane Emissions

    For several weeks now the public and the media have cast increasing attention on Arctic oil and gas drilling, specifically regarding the plans of Shell to explore in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska. This is, pardon the pun, only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Arctic oil and gas […]