methane

Another Study Identifies Wetlands as a Primary Driver of Global Methane Levels

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published a study by scientists from the Swiss Federal Research Institute, Montana State University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences that joins the growing body of evidence that natural sources of methane far outpace those from the oil and natural gas industry.

An Impending Lawsuit Tsunami Under Pres. Trump

The political strategy for environmental activist groups during the Trump Administration is clear–more protests and more lawsuits. It was therefore not surprising this week that environmental groups held multiple conference calls with reporters announcing intentions to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for rolling back overreaching regulations from President Obama’s term.

A Funny Thing Happened…

A funny thing happened on the way to solving climate change…natural gas proved to be the most effective solution. Natural gas has done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than any government program, international treaty, subsidized renewable energy, or other orthodox measure to save the planet.

Don’t Like the Numbers? Just Inflate Them

Perhaps the oil and natural gas industry has become a victim of its own success. In the face of an onslaught of new methane regulations, Western Energy Alliance has pointed repeatedly to industry’s success in reducing methane emissions without cumbersome federal rules. To make that point, we used EPA’s own greenhouse gas inventory data. According to EPA’s 2015 Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the industry reduced methane emissions from oil and natural gas production by 21% since 1990 while total gas production skyrocketed by 47%.

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