The short answer: no.
On March 28th the White House released a 15-page document entitled, “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.” Here’s the first paragraph:
“Reducing methane emissions is a powerful way to take action on climate change [true]; and putting methane to use can support local economies with a source of clean energy [false; it’s not clean] that generates revenue, spurs investment, improves safety and leads to cleaner air [“cleaner” but not “clean”]. President Obama directed the Administration to develop a comprehensive interagency strategy to cut methane emissions.”
It’s a good thing that there is some public attention being given to this issue because of this White House initiative. I’m sure there will be some positive effects from some aspects of the overall plan that is being put forward. But there’s a major conflict built into this initiative given President Obama’s year-after-year, full-throated support for shale…
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