EPA's Draft Inventory Shows More Measurement Data is Needed
Environmental Defense Fund statement from Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"It's worth noting that year after year, we see a similar story. Emission estimates rise or fall by one percent or two, but overall methane emissions remain unacceptably high.
"Moreover, the inventory's methods of data collection dramatically undercount methane—by about 60 percent according to a comprehensive scientific study. Just last week, a new paper from the American Geophysical Union described atmospheric methane's increase since 2007, saying methane reductions from the oil and gas industry are urgently needed and ‘essential' to meeting global climate protection goals."
- Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy Program
# # #
Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on EDF Voices, Twitter and Facebook.