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The United States has proposed an action plan to reduce methane «kleinezeitung.at

The Home Office will begin a program to seal hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells. More than 90 countries have joined the methane reduction effort.

2.35 pm, November 2, 2021

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The US government has approved the national program ahead of the World Climate Conference in Glasgowr Reduce climate-harmful methane emissions Presented. The White House said on Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing expanded regulations for new oil and gas wells.

States will be asked for the first time to develop plans to reduce methane emissions. The Interior Ministry will launch an “occupation plan” To close hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells. The regulations for pipeline operators will be tightened Action must be taken against methane leaks. In terrain, emissions of harmful gases to the climate must be strictly controlled.

Methane is the second most harmful greenhouse gas And responsible for global warming and air pollution. According to the White House, at the World Climate Conference in Glasgow More than 90 countries have joined the European Union and US efforts to reduce methane emissions. The initiative, which began in September, should be undertaken Methane emissions should be reduced by at least 30 percent by 2030 rather than 2020. If implemented successfully, global warming could be reduced by about 0.2 degrees by 2050, according to the European Commission.

For example methane is produced In the field of agriculture, landscape or oil and gas. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) figures quoted by the European Commission Methane is responsible for about half a degree Celsius of pre-industrial global warming, compared to pre-industrial times.

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