Biden’s climate plan aims to reduce methane emissions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has launched a wide-ranging plan to reduce methane emissions, targeting a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming. Methane packs a stronger short-term climate punch than even carbon dioxide.
The plan was announced Tuesday as President Joe Biden wraps up a two-day appearance at a United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The plan would tighten methane regulations for the oil and gas sector and crack down on leaks from pipelines.
A proposed rule would for the first time target emissions from existing oil and gas wells nationwide, rather than focus only on new wells.