Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun August 21, 2020 By Carlos Anchondo, E&E News EPA is investigating a massive release of methane over northern Florida in May to see whether it violated any requirements of the Clean Air Act, the agency confirmed yesterday. EPA’s Region 4 office — which covers eight states and six tribes — said the release occurredContinue reading “Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak”

Hundreds clean up site of deadly Baltimore explosion as neighbors raise funds for families in need

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-cleanup-sidewalk-sale-northwest-baltimore-gas-explosion-20200816-b54ciuc5cbghtashjjlwkv34h4-story.html August 16, 2020 By DANIEL OYEFUSI, BALTIMORE SUN Hundreds of Baltimore City residents, neighbors across the county line and others gathered Sunday afternoon to stage a cleanup effort and sidewalk sale to support survivors of last Monday’s gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two and injured seven. Dozens of volunteers in neon green vests spread out on theContinue reading “Hundreds clean up site of deadly Baltimore explosion as neighbors raise funds for families in need”

Death Toll Rises to 2 People from Baltimore Gas Explosion

Photo: Julio Cortez/Associated Press https://gazette.com/ap/state/death-toll-rises-to-2-people-from-baltimore-gas-explosion/article_97f62928-60d1-5af4-af9e-0200c6661300.html August 11, 2020 By JULIO CORTEZ and NATHAN ELLGREN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. A man was pulled from the debris shortlyContinue reading “Death Toll Rises to 2 People from Baltimore Gas Explosion”

A gas explosion destroyed part of a Baltimore neighborhood. Here are ways to avoid or safely deal with gas leaks

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-gas-explosion-leaks-prevention-northwest-baltimore-20200810-hqjziudxibb2zjbmy4fqmrvpvq-story.html August 10, 2020 By CHRISTINE CONDON, BALTIMORE SUN  At least one woman is dead and several other people are seriously injured after a gas explosion Monday morning that decimated three homes near the Reisterstown Road Plaza shopping center in Northwest Baltimore. While the cause of the explosion still isn’t clear, homeowners should be mindful of theContinue reading “A gas explosion destroyed part of a Baltimore neighborhood. Here are ways to avoid or safely deal with gas leaks”

No One Is Owning Up to Releasing Cloud of Methane in Florida

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-27/no-one-is-owning-up-to-releasing-cloud-of-methane-in-florida July 27, 2020 By Aaron Clark and Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg Green It was 12 miles wide, invisible to the naked eye and traveled across six counties to Florida’s largest city. And it’s still unclear who — or what — was responsible. The mysterious plume of methane, estimated to total 300 metric tons,Continue reading “No One Is Owning Up to Releasing Cloud of Methane in Florida”

Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/industry-seeks-flexibility-in-federal-pipeline-safety-rules-for-rupture-response-59564018 July 23, 2020 By Tom DiChristopher, S&P Global Market Intelligence Proposed federal rules governing the response of natural gas pipeline operators to ruptures on their systems could have unintended consequences if the rules do not allow the companies adequate flexibility, the gas industry warned. In lodging their concerns, industry representatives sought to influence the finalContinue reading “Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response”

Special Report: Millions of Abandoned Oil Wells are Leaking Methane, a Climate Menace

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-abandoned-specialreport/special-report-millions-of-abandoned-oil-wells-are-leaking-methane-a-climate-menace-idUSKBN23N1NL By Nichola Groom, Reuters, June 16, 2020 SALYERSVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – In May 2012, Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous, dizzy, and short of breath. Regulators responding to the leakContinue reading “Special Report: Millions of Abandoned Oil Wells are Leaking Methane, a Climate Menace”