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Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”
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Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”

April 14, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 14, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUkuMyDJqc&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 04/17/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUkuMyDJqc&feature=youtu.be)   Pittsburgh – Methane emissions, the main component of natural gas and a highly potent greenhouse gas — and...

Pennsylvania Shows EPA the Way on Pending Methane Policy
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Pennsylvania Shows EPA the Way on Pending Methane Policy

March 15, 2016The Hill

*Article by PEC President Davitt Woodwell and Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp. Speaking to a petroleum industry audience in Houston recently, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said, “we can and we must do more to reduce methane emissions...

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Pennsylvania Addresses Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 21, 2016Energy Global

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have recommended steps for regulatory action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, the second largest producer of natural gas...

Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions
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Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 19, 2016

    Contact: Kelsey Robinson, (512) 691-3404, krobinson@edf.org Anna Geismar, (512) 691-3468, ageismar@edf.org John Walliser (412) 481-9400, jwalliser@pecpa.org (NEW YORK – Jan. 19, 2016) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection showed strong leadership today by...

Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate
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Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate

November 23, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND-SlhY5ooVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Energy & Climate Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND-SlhY5oo) PEC’s work in the energy and climate sector has become particularly relevant in 2015. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing the final rules for the Clean Power...

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Letters to the Editor: Regulating Methane Emissions Necessary

January 30, 2015Pittsburgh Business Times

In response to the article “Gas producers: EPA methane rules too costly,” in the Jan. 23-29, 2015, edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times, it would be helpful to consider the actual costs and benefits of addressing methane emissions from the...

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REGULATION: Pa. Gov.-Elect Looks for Reductions of Methane in Marcellus Shale

January 8, 2015E&E Publishing

Mike Lee, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015 Pennsylvania’s incoming governor will explore ways to reduce methane emissions from natural gas production, a key goal of environmentalists who want to reduce the health impacts of the energy industry. Tom...

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PA Environmental Groups: Time is Ripe for Action on Methane Pollution

January 7, 2015

For Immediate Release Jan. 7, 2015 Harrisburg —Leading Pennsylvania and national environmental organizations today encouraged Governor-elect Tom Wolf to improve the protection of environmental and public health by tackling methane pollution early in his tenure as governor. Recent polling indicates that...

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Op-Ed: Mitigate the methane

May 18, 2014Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

First, the bad news. There is broad agreement that methane emissions from natural gas development in Pennsylvania and other states are a serious problem. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas and, absent adequate controls, methane leaks across the natural...