Today the administration is expected to announce the first-ever plan to reduce methane emissions 40-45 percent by 2025.Uncombusted methane lost through the system—pound for pound—has at least 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide over a 100-year time frame, making it a truly potent contributor to climate change. (Wall Street Journal)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Even before salt water flooded into the tunnels during Hurricane Sandy nearly three years ago, the tunnels were in trouble. Now the corrosive residue left by the flooding is steadily eating into the concrete and the mechanical and electrical equipment vital to the system,” writes the New York Times Editorial Board.
Algae everywhere – Toxic algal blooms on the West Coast now stretch from California to Alaska and are a growing threat to marine life. (KQED)
Not the last – Contamination to Colorado’s Animas River is not the first—nor will it be the last such event—to take place, according to experts who urge it was a ticking time bomb. (The Guardian)
New opportunity – Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm in an oped calls the Clean Power Plan an “…unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the American economy and usher our energy system into the 21st Century.” (Detroit Free Press)