Archive for posts tagged ‘methane’

Congressional Gridlock: Democrats and Republicans Take Opposing Views on Methane Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released new data on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. The data is based on emissions reports filed by over 2,400 facilities engaged in the production, processing, storage, and/or transportation of oil and gas. Overall, these facilities emitted 236 million metric tons of carbon dioxide… Full Story

Time for Action: New KBH Center Study Urges Tougher Regulation to Control Gas Leaks from the Aging Pipeline System

1970. Richard Nixon was President. The environmental movement was gaining momentum, celebrating the first Earth Day, and securing establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many now ubiquitous technologies were just being developed, with the first jumbo jet entering into service, and personal computers still several years away. From these examples, it may seem as… Full Story

New EPA Methane Rules Foreshadow Tougher Regulation of Oil and Gas Producers

With just over a year left in office, President Obama has stepped up his fight against climate change, announcing a raft of measures aimed at limiting climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this month, the Obama Administration unveiled its long-awaited Clean Power Plan, establishing the first-ever national limits on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power… Full Story