Stories tagged: methane
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
The Trump administration moved closer Tuesday to rolling back Obama-era rules reducing oil and gas industry leaks of methane gas, one of the most potent agents of climate change.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working – and they have industry …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Exxon Mobil vows to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from its natural gas drilling operations.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing an Obama-era request that oil and natural gas companies provide information on methane emissions at oil and gas operations.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
A $1 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington has received a key preliminary permit from air-quality regulators.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 5 a.m.
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
The Portland City Council is considering banning new major fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
Authorities say 16 homes were evacuated in a city south of Seattle after methane gas was found in soil samples there.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
It’s the fastest-warming part of the planet – and the impacts will be felt far, far afield. No wonder, perhaps, that on Wednesday, the outgoing Obama administration convened top science …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
The oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana leaks 275,000 tons of methane annually, a significant amount of the greenhouse gas but less than previously believed, a study released Wednesday …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land.
Mon., May 27, 2013
The name “natural gas” might be a puzzle. After all, how could there be such a thing as unnatural gas? The reason we call natural gas what we do has …
Thu., April 12, 2012
Methane gas that long has formed deep within the rotting garbage at Kootenai County’s Fighting Creek Landfill is going to a new use these days: It’s generating enough electricity to …