Methane

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The growing danger from gas pipelines

Pipelines exploded with the force of bombs, setting homes ablaze in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. Columbia Gas, the local gas utility, had allowed too much pressure to build up in its aging cast-iron pipes until finally, they erupted in a series of blasts that injured more than 20 people and killed one, Leonol Rondon, an 18-year-old who had […]

September 25th

First Energy corruption held Up as exemplar of dirty energy lobbying in yet another “Genius” move

We recently came across a real “genius” ad campaign by the American Public Gas Association. According to APGA’s program page — where you can watch a video that gives a surprising amount of behind-the-scenes info on their design process and the funding for the three-year campaign — the ad effort “speaks from the heart and mind of today’s homebuyer/remodeler” and praises […]

September 3rd

EPA weakens Methane Rule as pollution soars

This year, levels of methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas, hit an all-time high, driven in large part by pollution leaking from gas pipelines and drilling sites. Plugging these leaks is cheap, has enormous upsides for the climate, and is widely supported by major players in the industry, which is why it’s striking that the EPA has decided to weaken […]

August 21st

How can GOP call itself Pro-Life while the EPA trashes childrens’ health?

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler has disregarded children’s health and the very mission of the EPA yet again by eliminating methane pollution safeguards from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, Mr. Wheeler has put the interests of corporate oil and gas polluters ahead of […]