President Announces Restrictions on Methane Emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas.

President Joe Biden gave a speech before the United Nations COP27 climate convention in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, in which he announced measures to restrict methane greenhouse gas emissions. 

According to a White House fact sheet, the president’s new initiatives will  “strengthen U.S. leadership tackling the climate crisis and galvanize global action and commitments.” His initiatives “ also reflect the global imperative to support vulnerable developing country partners in building resilience to a changing climate, helping them cope with a problem they did not create.” 

Under the plan, oil and gas companies will be required by the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor their production facilities for leaks of methane gas, and to make repairs. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they seek to limit emissions.
  • For EPA officials as they monitor production facilities’ emissions and maintenance.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, The White House


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