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.
If the goal of environmental groups is to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases, they should support the oil and natural gas industry instead of funding misinformation campaigns.
A new study indicates that one of the assumptions EPA uses to estimate the oil and natural gas industry's methane emissions may be much too high, calling into question the accuracy of the agency's annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
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.
Western Energy Alliance debunks the myths about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) venting and flaring rule originating from groups like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
Western Energy Alliance is far from the only voice expressing concern over BLM’s venting and flaring rule. A bi-partisan coalition of western states also question BLM’s actions. But you don’t need to take our word for it. Here it is in their own words.
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.
In a recent episode of JEOPARDY!, host Alex Trebek waded into fracking misinformation hot water with a question about methane emissions from fracking. The premise to the question falsely stated that “mucho methane” is released during hydraulic fracturing.
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%.