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A PENNSYLVANIA FRAMEWORK OF ACTIONS FOR METHANE REDUCTIONS FROM THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR

Governor Tom Wolf has launched a groundbreaking strategy to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change, and has been implicated in health risks. The plan is designed to reduce emissions from natural gas well sites, compressor stations and along pipelines, and will protect the environment, reduce climate change, and help businesses reduce the waste of a valuable product.

Methane, the primary component of natural gas, has been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States from human activities.

With federal estimates that the natural gas and oil industries account for a quarter of U.S. methane emissions, reducing methane leaks from the oil and gas sector is one of the essential steps needed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the impacts of climate change.

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Briefing Paper (PDF)
Briefing Paper - Appendix (PDF)
Methane Webinar from Jan. 20, 2016 (MP4) 5.79MB
Methane Webinar from Jan. 20, 2016 (WMV) 96MB
Methane Webinar from Jan. 20, 2016 (PDF)
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