Methane Emissions

Methane Emissions

Methane emissions from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is a major problem. A greenhouse gas, methane is emitted from leakage through natural gas production.

Methane emissions are a considerable threat to climate change, posing over 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over a 20-year time frame.

So when you think “quick action” on climate change, reducing methane emissions needs to be an important step in the process.


Policy Posts

Opposition to Senate Bill 175

January 30, 2017

PEC sent the following letter on Senate Bill 175 to members of the Pennsylvania Senate today: Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to convey our opposition to Senate Bill 175. This legislation prevents...

John Walliser Updates PEC’s Policy Initiatives

John Walliser Updates PEC’s Policy Initiatives

December 1, 2015

John Walliser, Senior Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs, outlines PEC’s recent initiatives in the policy sector, ranging from longwall mining and implementation of the Clean Power Plan to methane emissions. Walliser not only summarizes PEC’s work from the...

PEC Presents Opposition to Senate Bill 805

PEC Presents Opposition to Senate Bill 805

October 26, 2015

To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Opposition to Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922) Dear Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) I...

PEC Presents Opposition to House Bill 965

PEC Presents Opposition to House Bill 965

October 26, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our opposition to House Bill 965...

PEC Expresses Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885)

PEC Expresses Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885)

October 14, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our opposition to House...

PEC Statement on White House Methane Strategy

March 28, 2014

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased with today’s announcement from the White House concerning methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The announcement bridges several areas of concern we have regarding the growth of shale gas operations in Pennsylvania...

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Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development
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Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

October 25, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In the latest Environmental Focus, we examine efforts to advance leading practices and safeguards for unconventional shale gas development. Interviewed are Susan LeGros, President and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the...