Tuesday, November 02, 2021

US Pledges To sharply Reduce Methane Emissions - UrduPoint

US Pledges To sharply Reduce Methane Emissions


The Biden administration announced new regulations during the global climate summit on Tuesday aimed at "sharply" reducing methane emissions by the oil and natural gas industry.



The US announcement came as President Joe Biden attended the COP26 in Glasgow, where dozens of countries joined an American and European Union pledge to cut emissions of methane -- the most potent greenhouse gas -- by 30 percent this decade.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was proposing "comprehensive new protections to sharply reduce pollution from the oil and natural gas industry." "The proposed rule would reduce 41 million tons of methane emissions from 2023 to 2035, the equivalent of 920 million metric tons of carbon dioxide," the EPA said in a statement.

"That's more than the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from all US passenger cars and commercial aircraft in 2019," it added.

The emission reduction requirements would apply not only to existing oil and gas sources but to those being built in the future... 

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