May 2014, Vol. 241, No. 5

From the Burner Tip

Fugitive Methane Becomes Target For Climate-Changing Proponents

Methane, the major ingredient of natural gas (98% plus), is getting more heat than just from the sun’s radiation! Considered a greenhouse gas (GHG) because of its ability to absorb heat and transfer it to affect the earth’s climate, methane is getting federal and state government as well as civic attention. In March, the White House released an interagency Methane Strategy to lower emission of this believed potent greenhouse gas as part of the President’s overall Climate Action Plan which was announced a year ago. Three states, Colorado, Wyoming, and Ohio (in that order) have already enacted new legislation to curb methane emissions. The new intensity in this

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