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New Emission Study

Posted in Energy, Environment
The Denver iJournal is reporting on a new study intended to quantify methane emissions from natural gas gathering and processing facilities:  "This month, a team led by Anthony Marchese, mechanical engineering professor and new director of the CSU Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, will begin collecting data from potential methane sources associated with natural gas… Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Holds U.S. EPA Can Question Pre-Construction Emission Projections

Posted in Environment
On March 28, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that U.S.EPA has the authority to challenge pre-construction emissions projections and may bring an enforcement action against a company operating without a construction permit.  Under the Clean Air Act, a proposed project that would result in a “significant emissions increase” constitutes… Continue Reading

Can You Trust U.S. EPA’s GHG Numbers?

Posted in Energy, Environment
Not according to a study prepared by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA).  From the related press release:  "API’s Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman told reporters this morning that a URS study prepared for API and the American Natural Gas Association showed that methane emissions from… Continue Reading

Natural Gas Development Targeted for Emissions

Posted in Energy, Environment
The NYT is reporting on impact that fugitive methane emissions have on climate change.  "Natural gas consists almost entirely of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas that scientists say accounts for as much as a third of the human contribution to global warming."  The article urges, in part, an aggressive campaign to rein in methane emissions from… Continue Reading