Methane emissions caused by human-related activities, especially from livestock, and oil and gas industries, are responsible for 25% of global warming, according to the United Nations. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the growing call by environmentalists and the oil and gas…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Connie Kargbo, Tom Casciato
Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, signed the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh, in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Marc Levy, Associated Press
Companies are being forced to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally conscious consumers.
By Tom Krisher, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general says former FBI Director James Comey mishandled memos of his conversations with President Trump. A report concluded Comey “set a dangerous example” by arranging for a journalist to see a…
By Anthony J. Marchese, Dan Zimmerle, The Conversation
A new study suggests that methane emissions from oil and gas operations are much higher than current EPA estimates.
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
A federal appeals court said the EPA head overstepped his authority in trying to delay a new rule requiring companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
A Congressional Review Act measure to repeal the methane waste reduction rule failed on a vote of 51-to-49 in the Republican-led chamber.
By Andrew Wagner
Ecologists at Colorado State University outfitted Google’s fleet of Street View cars with special methane detectors to spot gas leaks.
Natural gas wells created by fracking in Pennsylvania may elevate the number of asthma attacks for nearby asthma patients, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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