World Leaders Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions by 30%
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On Tuesday, President Joe Biden and over 100 world leaders at the COP26 climate summit pledged to cut worldwide methane emissions by 30% by 2030. Biden also announced new EPA regulations to cut U.S. methane emissions by requiring oil and gas operators to more accurately detect and repair methane leaks. Biden’s plan circumvents Congress, where some House Democrats have pushed for methane fees but have not yet secured support from moderate Democrats. Also on Tuesday, leaders from countries accounting for 85% of the world’s forests pledged to halt and reverse deforestation.
Coverage was more prominently featured in left- and center-rated outlets than in right-rated outlets. Some major right-rated outlets did not cover this story directly as of Tuesday afternoon; Fox News, for instance, appeared to only cover GOP criticism of Biden’s participation at COP26.
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From the LeftBiden unveils new rules to curb methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas operations
More than 90 countries have signed the Global Methane Pledge, which requires a 30 percent cut in methane emissions by 2030, one of the Biden administration’s priorities for the current climate summit in Glasgow. The pledge’s signatories now include six of the 10 largest methane emitters and about 45 percent of global methane emissions.
The Biden administration also unveiled a sweeping set of domestic policies Tuesday to cut emissions of methane from oil and gas operations across the United States. The proposals, announced at the U.N. climate summit known as COP26, represent one...
From the CenterLeaders at global climate talks pledge to cut methane and save forests
Leaders at the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow have pledged to stop deforestation by the end of the decade and slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to help slow climate change.
The inability of major powers so far to agree more broadly on rapid reductions in the use of fossil fuels, the main cause of manmade global warming, has upset the poorer, smaller countries likely to suffer its worst effects.
Surangel Whipps Jr, president of Palau, a Pacific state of 500 low-lying islands under threat from rising sea levels,...
From the RightBiden leads global pledge at conference to end deforestation, cut methane
President Biden on Tuesday led about half of the world’s countries in committing to stop deforestation and reduce methane emissions — seeking foreign policy wins at a climate conference in Scotland amid a stalled agenda at home.
More than 100 countries pledged to end deforestation by 2030 and more than 80 countries agreed to cut methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030.
But major countries sat out the methane pledge, including China, which is the world’s top methane emitter by far. Of the top six methane emitters, only the US signed on — with India, Indonesia, Iran and...