Environmental Markets Advisory
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Thank you for your comments. I agree, the technology is inexpensive enough and the data on methane emissions already clear enough that we should proceed immediately with control technologies.
Unfortunately, despite the simplicity of the solution in many cases, it has yet to be implemented. This, I think, is a testament to social and political nature of blockages to pollution control vs. technical issues. But yes, those pushing for implementation of control technologies need not wait the release of more data.
I think that quantification continues to be important not only because it gives even more authority to the argument for control, but also because the U.S. needs to have realistic records on what it is emitting and where. This is just a matter of needing to have transparent information on an issue critical to the health and safety of the country. At the moment we are falling well short of the mark.