Fact Check: U.S. Methane Emissions Continue to Fall

Politico’s recent energy newsletter echoed misleading claims often heard in the oil and natural gas industry that deserve a more thorough examination. The newsletter focused on the $369 billion climate bill signed into law by President Joe Biden that includes a tax on methane emissions, noting the significance this policy could have on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Setting aside debate on this tax on natural gas, there are certain facts that should be put into perspective when analyzing the U.S. oil and gas industry, its role in methane emissions, and the many innovative strides the industry is making to lead the clean energy revolution that are often left out of media reports.

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