In June 2013, President Obama introduced his Climate Action Plan and made it clear that addressing climate change would be one of the hallmark issues of his second term. As part of the action plan, he directed federal agencies to develop strategies to reduce methane emissions, a greenhouse gas (GHG) 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
While other climate change initiatives, such as the Clean Power Plan, have been grabbing the headlines, progress in reducing methane emissions steadily moves forward. In 2014, the President’s Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions was released, which specifically identified target industries, along with the goal of improving the quality of methane emissions data through better monitoring. Read on to find out which industries were targeted.
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