Policy

The following articles are related to Methane Action policy recommendations.

A marsh near Damariscotta, Maine. There is water in the foreground, with the marsh and the surrounding forest in the background.

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

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 to restore a healthy climate. [Maine's] congressional delegation could make sure this happens. Read the full in article in Bangor Daily News ...
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Testimony on Methane Removal to Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

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 more in the embedded document below. June 30, 2022 a.m. Methane Action-RTE Testimony for the State-Foreign Ops SubcommitteeDownload ...
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Testimony on Methane Removal to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development

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 methane removal. 6-24-22 216 pm Energy and Water Testimony of Methane ActionDownload ...
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Testimony on Methane Removal to Senate Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

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 removal. 6-10-22 Testimony of John Fitzgerald for Methane Action & RtE for Interior-Env't 1227 p.m.Download ...
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Methane Action Comments on EPA Methane Rule

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 New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review Via: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. Subject: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0317 To the Administrator of EPA: Executive Summary We highlight in bold the points that Methane Action may be making for ...
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Natural gas (methane) storage tanks.

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)

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 view to both strengthening cooperative action on technology development and transfer at different stages of the technology cycle and achieving a balance between support for mitigation and support for adaptation;" and Noting the October 2021 resolutions of the United Nations Human Rights Council 48/13, in ...
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Methane Action Comments on EPA Methane Rule

Comments of Methane Action and Remineralize the Earth in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's solicitation of public input on the Agency’s efforts to reduce emissions of methane and other air pollutants from the oil and natural gas sector ...
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A view looking up at a natural gas (methane) storage facility.

Global Methane Agreement

This document is a draft of the type of international agreement that scientists led by Sir David King and Michael Mann called for in their letter urging governments to expedite the development and deployment of atmospheric methane removal methods ...
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Provisions for Reducing and Removing Greenhouse Gases and Black Soot For Inclusion in the Interior – EPA Appropriations Bill for FY22

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

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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