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Stepping up the technology to find methane leaks

Nov 2, 2021
The EPA has proposed new limits on methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities, which already leak more than the agency estimates.
The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for oil and gas companies to find and fix leaks of the greenhouse gas methane. The technology for doing so includes lasers and drones.
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Thirty countries agree to methane emissions cuts to protect the climate

Oct 13, 2021
Pound for pound, it's 28 times better at trapping atmospheric heat than CO2.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) participate in a news conference about the Senate vote on methane regulation outside of the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Canada and U.S. go after methane leaks in oil fields

Mar 10, 2016
Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a much more potent warming pollutant than carbon dioxide
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. The two leaders announced joint efforts to curb emissions of methane gases.

 
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