Environmental Defense Fund to Launch a Satellite That Will Monitor Methane Leaks
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Natural gas consists mainly of methane, a potent global warming pollutant.
So to help hold companies accountable for letting methane pollution escape to the atmosphere, the Environmental Defense Fund is doing more than lobbying legislators. It’s sending a satellite into orbit.
But Krupp says, by and large, companies have not taken adequate action.
“You have to monitor this,” he says, “and the industry so far has not been monitoring for this pollution.”
So EDF has partnered with an aerospace company to build a satellite that will locate and monitor leaks.
Krupp says companies will know where the problems are, and the public can hold them responsible.
Reposted with permission from Yale Climate Connections.
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