Climate Change

New Studies Specify Methane Leaks, Bolster Calls for Strong EPA Rules

"A new peer-reviewed analysis of sources of leaks in natural gas drilling and well operations strongly bolsters growing calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to settle on regulations cutting wasteful, harmful emissions of methane from both new and existing oil and natural gas wells."

Source: Dot Earth, 12/11/2014

USGS Study: Chesapeake Tributaries Are Warming, Pollution May Increase

"A slight increase in air temperature over the past half-century has caused waters to warm more than two degrees in tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay, a change that could reduce the expected benefits of the multibillion-dollar bay cleanup plan and eventually alter the behaviors of marine animals, a new study says."

Source: Wash Post, 12/11/2014

"Obama: Keystone XL Could Contribute To ‘Disastrous’ Climate Change"

"President Obama spoke in dismissive terms of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday during an interview on "The Colbert Report Monday, saying its modest benefits need to be weighed against its contribution to climate change, 'which could be disastrous.'"

Source: Wash Post, 12/10/2014

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