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Methane 101

Often people talk about methane coming from livestock. Yep, cow farts do produce methane but not nearly as much as the oil and gas industry. 

They produce so much of it that they had to rebrand methane as “natural gas.” And why don’t they want you to know?

What is Methane?

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 86x more potent at warming our planet than carbon dioxide. It is responsible for at least 30% of global temperature rises.

What Can We Do About Methane?

Earthworks uses specialized cameras to see the pollution our eyes cannot.  Everywhere we go, we find it. And we’ve only scratched the surface of the hundreds of thousands of wells, compressor stations, pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure across the world.

Simply put, the more oil and gas facilities the more pollution. Which is why the best way to reduce methane pollution and to prevent the worst effects of climate change is to reduce oil and gas production itself.

3 Ways to Limit Methane

  1. Stop oil and gas expansion
  2. Support strong federal methane rules for new and existing oil and gas facilities
  3. Promote and invest in sustainable agricultural practices

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