On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a new initiative to curb methane emissions from from New York’s oil and gas works and agricultural and landfill sectors, reports Samantha Page.

The announcement specifically cited the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks as a reason for the Methane Reduction Plan and the state’s taking its own steps to combat climate change.


CREDIT: New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The plan, which includes increased maintenance of the state’s oil and gas infrastructure, as well as enforced reductions in agricultural waste and methane gas collection at landfills, will be implemented by 2020, says Page, and is part of a larger effort to reduce New York’s overall “greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and by 80 percent by 2050, from 1990 levels.”

Read more at Think Progress

Image credit: Marc A. Herman, MTA New York City Transit and Licensing

 

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