President Obama Announces Plan to Cut Methane Emissions, reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress, without help from Congress, via policies that will regulate venting from oil and gas wells by 2014’s end, and if necessary, EPA regulations on emissions from agriculture, landfills and fossil fuel development on private lands. Methane’s about 28 times more potent in global warming than CO2, so even seemingly small cuts in emissions still have significant effects. The US is set to contribute to a new international fund to cut methane emissions worldwide, as well. Meanwhile the EPA is moving to protect streams and wetlands from fossil fuel pollution. Way to go, O!
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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