Reducing carbon emissions is paramount if we are to mitigate climate change.
But so, too, is the need to reduce methane emissions. A recent study led by the Environmental Defense Fund and published in the journal “Science,” serves as a stark reminder of how much work remains on that front. The study found the U.S. oil and gas industry is emitting 13 million metric tons of methane each year from operations. That’s 60 percent more than estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency.