Climate Change

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Global Warming: There are Reasonable, Cost-Effective Steps that Can Slow the Temperature Rise, but They May Be Rendered Moot by Massive Increases in CO2
Posted on 4 Mar 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

First, some good news. Prior posts have noted repeatedly the key role that methane plays in global warming (the longterm trend in temperature, not seasonal or annual variations). Prior posts have also noted the role that particulates-aerosols play in... Read More

EPA Focuses on Methane Leaks as Climate Change Takes Center Stage
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

In the September 2015 edition of the US EPA’s Compliance Alert, EPA reported that it and state investigations had identified Clean Air Act compliance concerns regarding significant emissions from storage vessels, such as tanks or containers, at... Read More

Methane Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production and Use – How Accurate are the Estimates?
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

During a recent Environmental Law Institute teleconference, the climate change director of the US EPA’s air office cautioned that a better understanding is needed before drawing any conclusions from the top down or atmospheric sampling that was... Read More