Climate Change

Interior Department Issues New Rule To Limit Methane From Oil and Gas

"The Interior Department on Tuesday finalized a much anticipated new regulation aimed at the oil and gas industry, one that seeks to capture flared natural gas and corral “fugitive” emissions of methane that are escaping drilling operations on public and Native American lands."

Source: Wash Post, 11/16/2016

Good News For Planet: Carbon Emissions Were Flat For 3rd Straight Year

"A world greatly concerned about how the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president could stall global climate policy received a major dose of welcome news Sunday, when scientists published a projection suggesting that for the third straight year, global carbon dioxide emissions did not increase much in 2016."

Source: Wash Post, 11/15/2016

Obama Warns Against Quitting Paris Pact, Weakening Environmental Rules

"Faced with the prospect of his successor unraveling a slew of environmental regulations and withdrawing the country from a historic climate pact, President Obama on Monday made the case that his push to move the United States toward cleaner energy sources had helped boost the economy."

Source: Wash Post, 11/15/2016


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