Tag: greenhouse gas


EPA Requires Energy Producers to Reduce Methane

The EPA has issued a final rule for federal standards to reduce methane emissions from new oil and natural gas wells.  The rule will require energy producers to monitor and limit fugitive emissions during production and transmission of natural gas.  Additionally, regular inspections will also be required for the purpose of finding and correcting methane […]


SMG attends GLI Environment and Energy Committee Meeting

Special Guest John Lyons, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, gave a presentation on August 13, 2014 to GLI members to discuss the potential impacts on Kentucky under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions standards within the proposed “Clean Power Plan” rule issued under the authority of Section 111(d) within the […]


Obama's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

On Friday March 28, 2014, the Obama administration released its Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions as part of its Climate Action Plan. Methane accounts for nearly 9 percent of the domestic greenhouse gas emissions and is the second largest greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide.  The White House said while methane emissions in the United States […]


Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Pollution Prevention Search Tool

As we wrote in an earlier post, TRI collects information to track industry progress in reducing waste generation and moving towards safer waste management alternatives. This search tool shows how facilities in your neighborhood compare to similar facilities across the country when it comes to pollution prevention progress. This tool also helps in: 1)      Tracking […]


Kentucky's Greenhouse Gas Policy Implications White Paper

Kentucky has sent a white paper to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in order to present Kentucky’s Energy & Environment Cabinet’s ideas regarding existing power plants and ways to control and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  The white paper can be found here. Dr. Peters, Secretary of the Energy & Environment Cabinet, asserts that this white paper is […]