Methane is entering the public consciousness. Environmentalists point to growing scientific evidence of methane’s impact on our climate and communities. The Obama Administration has set an ambitious goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by up to 45 percent by 2025, and the oil and gas industry awaits the EPA’s latest methane standards. Today, even average Americans are aware of methane thanks to the historic, months-long natural gas leak in California that displaced thousands from their homes.
On the heels of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States to achieving a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, Bloomberg Government will convene a breakfast briefing on the role methane plays in future climate conversations.