Latest EPA Inventory Reinforces Need for Strong Methane Standards

EDF statement from Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy

February 12, 2020
Stacy MacDiarmid,, (512) 691-3439

Today EPA released the draft of its annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory which includes estimates of methane emissions from natural gas and petroleum systems. While EPA has made some updates to their methodology, the inventory shows oil and gas emissions remain unacceptably high, with virtually no change between 2016 and 2018.

“This inventory shows a disturbing lack of progress in cutting oil and gas methane pollution, one of the key drivers of the climate warming we’re experiencing today. In the face of this persistent problem, the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate common-sense methane standards is nothing less than reckless and underscores the need to reduce our dependence on oil and gas as quickly as possible.”

· Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy

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