Groundbreaking New U.N. Report Shows Reducing Global Methane Emissions Would Have Major Climate Benefit at Virtually No Cost
A 40-45% methane cut by 2030 would avoid nearly 0.3 degrees Celsius of global warming by the 2040s. BOSTON – The newly released Global Methane Assessment from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) makes clear that significantly cutting methane emissions is “absolutely critical, hugely beneficial, and eminently achievable,” according to Clean Air Task
CATF Testimony on Proposal to Eliminate the Direct Regulation of Methane from EPA’s New Source Performance Standards
On October 17, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its only public hearing on Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate the direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. Sarah Smith, CATF Super Pollutants Program Director, was honored to testify against this proposal alongside more than 90 impacted community members and […]
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 to propose eliminating methane regulations, CATF comments
As it has attempted to do numerous times over the first two and a half years of President Trump’s Administration, EPA today announced a proposal to remove pivotal greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and natural gas industry in a move that has dangerous repercussions for our climate. Today’s announcement signals that EPA will move […]
Key Climate Rule Still Stands
Despite constant pressure from the oil and natural gas lobby, the 2016 EPA methane standards for the oil and gas industry still stand strong.
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?
The ExxonMobil Statement on Proposed Methane Standards: A Closer Look
“Exxon urges EPA to maintain methane rules,” proclaimed the Houston Chronicle on December 20. Reuters was even more celebratory: “Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emission rules: letter to EPA.” From these headlines and other news articles on ExxonMobil’s comments filed in response to the Administration’s proposal to dramatically weaken the Obama-era new source standards for […]
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 in 2019. In December, the […]