Obama Orders Oil and Gas Industry to Slash Methane Emissions, but There’s a Catch

Takepart: President Obama is tackling climate change again. The White House announced its latest move on Wednesday, directing the nation’s oil and gas industry to cut methane emissions as much as 45 percent by 2025. The executive action is an important step in the fight to suppress global warming becausemethane emissions, while lower than carbon dioxide emissions, are over 25 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Environmentalists welcomed the announcement, but some suggested that the......

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