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Karryos suggests that large methane emissions like the kind seen in Appalachia are a result not only of continued fossil fuel production but also of insufficient or poorly maintained infrastructure for natural gas gathering, processing, and transportation. Identifying the sources of this methane can serve as the first step in addressing emissions in the region.
To Go Deeper: Check out these two reports from the Ohio River Valley Institute on how Appalachia can tackle the climate crisis while creating thousands of local jobs.
On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first rule of the Biden administration to combat climate change. EPA Administrator Michael Regan has announced that the rule implementing the 15-year phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) passed by Congress last year.
Why This Matters: Although HFCs have an atmospheric lifetime of about 15 years, which is less than any other GHG, and the most common type is 3,790 times more damaging to the environment than carbon dioxide.
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new list from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) shows that last year, thirteen U.S. oil refineries emitted more of the cancer-causing chemical benzene than was permitted by the government. This is an increase from eleven refineries that made the list in 2019. Why This Matters: These unlawful benzene […]
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