Climate warning
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Joe Biden

Climate warning


The Biden Administration has missed an opportunity to address significant methane leaks from US landfills, revealed by satellite data. Climate Trace estimates the country's landfill emissions at 169 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually, surpassing the government's reported figure. Weak regulations, exceptions for the first five years and smaller landfills, and limited state actions contribute to the problem. With the Congressional Review Act complicating regulatory changes, climate campaigners emphasize the urgent need to tackle landfill emissions, proposing waste reduction and efficient waste treatment as key solutions. The EPA acknowledges landfill gas regulation as a priority but faces challenges in revising regulations before the upcoming elections.

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  • johnte ndeto

    9 w

    Government negligence will definitely have a bad implication towards climate change

    • walter lungayi

      9 w

      It's disappointing to see the Biden Administration miss the opportunity to address significant methane leaks from US landfills. It's crucial for the government to take urgent action to tackle landfill emissions and prioritize waste reduction and efficient waste treatment.

      • Esther Wanjiku

        9 w

        A big challenge for Biden but he should pull all his energies towards dealing with land fill emissions

        • Joseph Githinji

          9 w

          This is a great danger to the environment, I hope EPA will still consider going on with the regulation of this landfill gas amid the upcoming elections.

          • George Kariuki

            9 w

            This is a positive step, but the challenges in revising regulations before upcoming elections highlight the urgency of expediting these efforts.

            • Lissjanitasande Sande

              9 w


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