AIR POLLUTION: Oil and gas boom, budget woes strain EPA’s monitoring network — Monday, March 31, 2014 — www.eenews.net

AIR POLLUTION: Oil and gas boom, budget woes strain EPA’s monitoring network — Monday, March 31, 2014 — www.eenews.net.

New Inspector General report finds EPA needs to act to protect Texas residents’ drinking water from oil and gas operations | Amy Mall’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

New Inspector General report finds EPA needs to act to protect Texas residents’ drinking water from oil and gas operations | Amy Mall’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

Response to Congressional Inquiry Regarding the EPA’s Emergency Order to the Range Resources Gas Drilling Company

www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2014/20131220-14-P-0044.pdf.

Response to Congressional Inquiry Regarding the EPA’s Emergency Order to the Range Resources Gas Drilling Company

Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States

Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States

Significance

Successful regulation of greenhouse gas emissions requires knowledge of current methane emission sources. Existing state regulations in California and Massachusetts require ∼15% greenhouse gas emissions reductions from current levels by 2020. However, government estimates for total US methane emissions may be biased by 50%, and estimates of individual source sectors are even more uncertain. This study uses atmospheric methane observations to reduce this level of uncertainty. We find greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and fossil fuel extraction and processing (i.e., oil and/or natural gas) are likely a factor of two or greater than cited in existing studies. Effective national and state greenhouse gas reduction strategies may be difficult to develop without appropriate estimates of methane emissions from these source sectors.

Commentary on the study:

Bridge Out: Bombshell Study Finds Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Production Far Higher Than EPA Estimates | ThinkProgress.

Huffington Post coverage:

NY Times coverage:

Harvard University Press Release:

Link to Study:

Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/20/1314392110.abstract

Shale Gas Review: Records add context to EPA’s aborted Dimock mission Letter from federal hazmat chief shows focus on Cabot

Shale Gas Review: Records add context to EPA’s aborted Dimock mission Letter from federal hazmat chief shows focus on Cabot.

Enforcement: Conservative group sees politics in play in EPA’s Dimock retreat — Tuesday, July 30, 2013 — www.eenews.net

Enforcement: Conservative group sees politics in play in EPA’s Dimock retreat — Tuesday, July 30, 2013 — www.eenews.net.

EPA official links fracking and drinking water issues in Dimock, Pa. – The Washington Post

EPA official links fracking and drinking water issues in Dimock, Pa. – The Washington Post.

Internal EPA report highlights disputes over fracking and well water – latimes.com

Internal EPA report highlights disputes over fracking and well water – latimes.com.

EPA Hydrofracking Study Technical Roundtables 12/12

www.epa.gov/hfstudy/pdfs/summary-of-technical-roundtables.pdf.

Carol Linnitt | USGS Fracking Study Confirms Methane Contamination of Drinking Water in Pavillion, Wyoming

Carol Linnitt | USGS Fracking Study Confirms Methane Contamination of Drinking Water in Pavillion, Wyoming.

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