methane

Gas flare near trees. Photo credit: Lakeview Images / Shutterstock

The Future of Methane in Colorado

August 23, 2016

Enjoy this guest blog from our friends and allies at Conservation Colorado. If you haven't yet contacted the EPA about reducing methane pollution - act today!

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

A Good Day for Public Health and the Climate

May 12, 2016

Today is a good day for public health and the climate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution spewed by the oil and gas industry.

Preventing another disastrous gas leak at Aliso Canyon

March 10, 2016

It’s not often that I’m pleased to see our lawmakers speed-up the legislative process, because it can mean special interests, such as oil and gas companies, are able to unduly wield influence behind closed doors.

Pumpjacks with a methane flare in the background. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Attempts to Soften Scientists’ Critiques of EPA’s Study Come Up Short

February 22, 2016

The oil and gas industry inside game is alive and well in 2016. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel is out again with another draft of its report on EPA’s fracking and drinking water Assessment.

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Protecting Our Air from Methane

January 28, 2016

Did you know that methane pollution is already currently responsible for a quarter of human-caused climate change, with the oil and gas industry accounting for the majority of human-made emissions? According Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan, the Commonwealth is the second largest producer of natural gas in the nation which makes it responsible for a roughly 1% of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions. That means we have an incredible opportunity to make a significant difference in reducing greenhouse gas pollution...if we act.