The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change.
The Obama administration announced a plan to significantly cut methane emissions produced by gas and gas wells by the year 2025 through executive action. Judy Woodruff talks to Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about President Obama’s strategy in addressing climate change and how environmentalists and the industry are reacting to the proposal. Continue reading
The White House’s plans to reduce methane emissions from new natural gas wells could cut potent greenhouse gas emissions roughly in half. Continue reading
When holes opened up in the earth recently in Siberia, a wave of speculation was set off as to their cause. Scientists are now pinpointing a dramatic increase in arctic thawing, which may have released methane once trapped below the frozen ground. For a better understanding, Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Wagner of NASA. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The White House has announced a wide-ranging plan aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources. The plan announced Friday is part of President Barack Obama’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading
BP said it was making progress drilling relief wells as cleanup of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico showed signs of improving. Jeffrey Brown recaps the latest developments in the Gulf oil disaster. Continue reading
Crews continued to drill holes to vent explosive gasses out of a mine in West Virginia where four miners are still missing. Jim Lehrer gets an update from NPR reporter Frank Langfitt on the scene about the search efforts and questions about the mine’s safety record. Continue reading
Following the deadly mine explosion in southern West Virginia, Jim Lehrer talks to two reporters about the ongoing recovery efforts, the dangers of mining coal and the state of safety standards in the industry. Continue reading