Greenhouse Gas: White House releases new strategy targeting methane emissions | April 7, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 14 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 92 Issue 14 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 7, 2014

Greenhouse Gas: White House releases new strategy targeting methane emissions

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: White House, EPA, methane emissions, greenhouse gases

A new government-wide strategy to understand and possibly reduce emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, was announced by the White House late last month. The strategy focuses on methane emissions from landfills, agriculture, coal mines, and oil and natural gas activities. It could eventually lead to limits on methane emissions from drilling and production operations.

The Administration estimates in the strategy document that methane is responsible for about . . .

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