New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting

New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting

New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting Following US President Barack Obama’s promise to cut toxic methane leaks at Oil & Gas facilities, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, 12 May announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce such emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The […]

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015 The US Forest Service, the nation’s primary firefighting agency, spent a record $1.72-B on firefighting in Y 2015. More than 50% of the land burned in the US by wildfires last year was in Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates firefighting […]

Wildfires in the US are Starting Earlier and Burning Longer

Wildfires in the US are Starting Earlier and Burning Longer

Wildfires in the US are Starting Earlier and Burning Longer Firefighting crews have adjusted to the new threats and priorities The 1st Alaska wildfire of Y 2016 broke out in late February, followed by a 2nd just 8 days later. New Mexico has seen 140 fires this year, 2X the number in the same period […]