Climate Change

"U.S. Moves to Limit Emissions of Planet-Warming Methane"

"The Obama administration on Friday proposed a new rule aimed at curbing emissions of planet-warming methane from oil and gas drilling on public land. It would force companies to use equipment to capture leaked gas and raise the costs they pay for extracting fuel on government property."

Source: NY Times, 01/25/2016

"California Said to Target Exxon in Climate Inquiry"

"California’s attorney general is investigating Exxon Mobil on whether the company lied to the public and shareholders about the risks of climate change, and whether the company’s statements over the years constitute violations of securities laws and other statutes."

Source: NY Times, 01/21/2016

Pennsylvania Wants To Crack Down On Emissions At Shale Well Sites

"Pennsylvania will take new steps to cut methane emissions from natural gas wells and pipelines, and fill gaps in state policies that have allowed many sources in the sector to release the potent greenhouse gas without mandatory controls, Gov. Tom Wolf announced today."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01/20/2016


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