The Government Proposes Weakening Rules on Methane Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to weaken Obama-era rules about leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
A Gas Company Settles for $119.5 Million for the Biggest Methane Leak in U.S. History
The leak, which began in October of 2015, led to the release of an estimated 109,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere.
Fifteen States Are Suing the EPA for Violating the Clean Air Act
The coalition of attorneys general argue the Trump administration has failed to fulfill its legal obligation to control methane emissions.
Fifty Years After a Blowout, This Natural-Gas Reservoir Is Still Contaminating the Local Groundwater
A study of a blowout site in the Netherlands offers safety lessons for natural gas fields around the world.
Environmental Groups Bring First Lawsuit Against Scott Pruitt's EPA
The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and other environmental organizations filed the suit to prevent the EPA from suspending Obama-era regulations to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.
Senate Fails to Overturn Obama-Era Methane Regulation
The regulation is expected to save taxpayers $330 million a year.