Headline RoundupNovember 2nd, 2021

World Leaders Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions by 30%

Summary from AllSides News Team

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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