Studying Full Methane Life Cycle Critical to PNW Climate Policy

Better accounting of methane releases could help us avoid a tremendous mistake.

Written by Tarika Powell for the Sightline Institute

“The fossil fuel industry purports that natural gas is “clean,” but that claim fails to account for climate-damaging methane leaks along the supply chain. Poor external reporting requirements mean gas companies don’t have to share how much fugitive methane escapes into the atmosphere each year. With no one to compel more data-sharing from the industry, it can convince policymakers and the public that any uncertainty in independent research is enough reason to discredit the questions themselves.”

Click to read the complete article at the Sightline Institute.