EPA Proposes to Cut Methane Emissions from New and Existing Landfills

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential more than 25 times that of carbon dioxide. Climate change threatens the health and welfare of current and future generations. Children, older adults, people with heart or lung disease and people living in poverty may be most at risk from the health impacts of climate […]

http://duanetilden.com/2015/08/19/epa-proposes-to-cut-methane-emissions-from-new-and-existing-landfills/

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Climate: EPA seeks to cut landfill methane emissions

Cost of new regs estimated at $55 billion Staff Report FRISCO — Oil and gas drilling aren’t the only sources of methane. Landfills generate a significant amount of the heat-trapping gas as waste materials decompose in the ground. Now, the EPA wants to reduce those emissions amount by a third with a rule that would […]

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/08/18/climate-epa-seeks-to-cut-landfill-methane-emissions/

Study: Americans Doubling EPA Waste Estimate

Americans are apparently sending about twice as much garbage to landfills as the federal government has estimated. A new survey by Yale University found America tosses about five pounds of trash per person into landfills every day.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/09/22/study-americans-doubling-epa-waste-estimate/