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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Reduce methane emissions, create jobs

A new report commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund shows that tackling methane emissions from oil and gas production will create high-quality jobs in a growing domestic manufacturing and service sector.
The Emerging U.S. Methane Mitigation Industry identifies 76 companies nationwide - with over 500 different U.S. locations across 46 states - that manufacture, sell, and support methane control technologies.  More than half of the companies in this industry, according to the report, are small businesses.
The report says that methane control companies have 36 locations in Pennsylvania: 

There's no excuse for failing to minimize methane emissions from oil and gas production, as EDF has already demonstrated.  Creating a robust manufacturing and service sector in the process is an added bonus.

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