In Bangor Daily News: Maine’s congressional delegation can lead on climate change and election integrity

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The president is expected to sign into law the Inflation Reduction Act that includes massive support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the planet is warming so fast that we must find ways not just to add less pollution but to remove vast amounts of the most powerful greenhouse gases, like methane, to be able […]

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Testimony on Methane Removal to Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Last year, the world-renowned former science advisor to the U.K., Sir David King of Cambridge University, declared we have five years left to solve the climate crisis and announced a new Climate Crisis Advisory Group to help reduce emissions, remove greenhouse gases already emitted and restore the climate to truly healthy temperatures and functioning. Read […]

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Testimony on Methane Removal to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development

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In this testimony, on behalf of Methane Action, a not for profit organization, I summarize our detailed recommendations for removing methane and other major greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and beginning the governance of these methods. These recommendations are from scientists, lawyers, economists and engineers with expertise in the rapidly evolving science and policy of […]

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Testimony on Methane Removal to Senate Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

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In this testimony, Methane Action and Remineralize the Earth, not for profit organizations, summarize our detailed recommendations for removing methane and other major greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and beginning the governance of these methods. These recommendations are from scientists, lawyers, economists and engineers with expertise in the rapidly evolving science and policy of methane […]

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Methane Action Comments on EPA Methane Rule

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Comments of Methane Action On The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Rules for Reducing emissions of methane and other air pollutants From the oil and natural gas sector. By John M. Fitzgerald, J.D. On behalf of Methane Action January 31, 2021 In Re:  40 CFR Parts 60 [EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0317; FRL-8510-02-OAR] RIN 2060-AV16 Standards of Performance for […]

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Draft — Decision 1/CP.26 of the Conference of the Parties adopting and implementing the Glasgow Declaration on the Removal of Atmospheric Methane (Glasgow DRAM)

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Recalling Decision 12/CP.25 Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Green Climate Fund, paragraph 20, in which the Conference of the Parties “Also encourages the Green Climate Fund to continue to collaborate with the Climate Technology Centre and Network and the Technology Executive Committee with a […]

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Provisions for Reducing and Removing Greenhouse Gases and Black Soot For Inclusion in the Interior – EPA Appropriations Bill for FY22

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In order to reduce greenhouse gases and other climate forcing agents to historically healthy levels as soon as possible the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the Secretaries of Energy, Agriculture, the Interior, State and Treasury, the Administrator of USAID, the Chief Executive Officers of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and the Export Import Bank, shall, as directed below. […]

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Request to President Biden to Issue Executive Order Expediting Active GHG Removal

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We are writing to ask you to consider an executive order that builds on your Order of January 27, 2021. Informed by the advice of our legal and scientific colleagues, including some who have served in the federal government, this proposed new order would draw on presidential powers to expedite a research agenda for developing and deploying ways to remove excess greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere, including legacy carbon dioxide (CO2) and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), particularly methane.1 […]

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