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EPA launches methane crackdown, as oil giants commit to cut emissions

A factory emits air pollution
A factory emits air pollution • Photograph: Onnola

The US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has this week announced new measures to slash methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025, as part of the latest phase of Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

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