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Markey Urges U.S. to Cut Methane in Revising Its Climate Pledge

April 19, 2021, 2:31 PM

President Joe Biden must pursue deep reductions in methane from the oil and gas industry as he moves to ramp up an Obama-era pledge to cut planet-warming emissions, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wrote in a letter to Biden today.

The new president, Markey said, can “solidify the U.S. position as a global leader in combating climate change by including a methane emissions reduction target” as the U.S. looks to strengthen for the first time the pledge it made in the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate accord.