March 16, 2020
Brown: Methane reduction rules make environmental, economic sense. This is why
February 2, 2020
Isaac Brown in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Curbing emissions benefits all Pennsylvanians
December 17, 2019
CMES released the following statement following Pennsylvania's introduction of new rules to regulate methane waste
November 25, 2019
Brown in The Hilll: We need stronger federal rules to address methane waste problem
August 29, 2019
The Center released the following statement in response to the Trump Administrations decision to reverse common-sense rules reducing methane emissions
June 25, 2019
Albuquerque Journal: New methane rule will cut energy waste, create jobs
May 15, 2019
Public News Service: New Federal Bill Targets Methane Gas Leaks
March 12, 2019
CMES Statement on Shell's Call for Federal Regulation of Methane
November 30, 2018
Brown in Albuquerque Journal: Strong Methane Rules Benefit Everyone
January 29, 2019
January 15, 2019
December 13, 2018
CMES Submits Testimony During Public Hearing in Support of Proposed Regulation of Existing oil and gas sources, offers suggestions for enhancing policy
March 4, 2019
Sante Fe New Mexican: National Leadership on Methane Policy is Critical
November 14, 2018
CMES Testifies at EPA Hearing on Proposed Revision of Methane Rule
October 21, 2018
Casper Star Tribune: AP article missed many points
October 2, 2018
September 18, 2018
CMES Issues Statement on BLM's Revised Rule on Methane Emissions
September 13, 2018
CMES testifies during Royalty Policy Committee Hearing in Denver
September 11, 2018
CMES Released the following statement responding to EPA's proposal to rollback methane rule.
September 10, 2018
CMES Submits Testimony on New Methane Rule in Wyoming
August 9th, 2018
CMES Hosts Panel and Technology Demonstration in Cleveland, August 9th. Please join us!
July 29, 2018
Casper Star Tribune Op-Ed: Regional, state action on methane shows bipartisan sensibility of waste reduction efforts
June 21, 2018
New Study Finds U.S. Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Are 60 Percent Higher Than EPA Reports
June 7, 2018
CMES Statement on PA Governor Wolf's New Permit Policy for Natural Gas Development -- A Significant Step Forward
May 10, 2018
Morning Consult: Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Rule Faces Uncertain Future
April 23, 2018
Statement from Center for Methane Emissions Solutions Executive Director Isaac Brown
Regarding Comments Submitted in Opposition to BLM’s Proposed Revision of the Methane Rule
April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018
April 9, 2018
CMES Sends Letter to Montana Governor Mead Urging Increased LDAR Monitoring of Oil and Gas Sites
March 22, 2018
January 29, 2018
CMES and Taxpayers for Common Sense in The Gazette: Nation needs the BLM methane rule
March 7th, 2018
Albuquerque Journal: Trade group sees economic potential in methane emissions
February 23, 2018
Statement from Patrick Von Bargen Regarding Court Decision on BLM Delay of Methane Rule
As a coalition of companies in the methane emission detection and mitigation industry, we applaud The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruling that the Bureau of Land Management did not justify its decision to postpone core provisions of its 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. When BLM implemented common-sense rules intended to reduce methane waste on public lands, it did so after years of input and consultation with the private sector. We hope that the Trump Administration will consider this decision carefully before taking future action on this issue. Working closely, industry and BLM devised a thoughtful approach to methane waste and that policy should proceed.
February 12, 2018
STATEMENT of Patrick Von Bargen, Executive Director of the Center for Methane Emissions Solutions Regarding Proposed BLM Methane Waste Rule Revision
November 6, 2017
CMES Files Comments on BLM's Proposed Delay of Methane Rule
October 30, 2017
Carlsbad Current Argus: ExxonMobil subsidiary's pledge to cut methane waste from new and existing operations nationwide could mean better days are ahead for New Mexico’s economy.
October 19, 2017
CMES testifies in support of a proposed rule in Utah that would switch to a “permit by rule” regulatory scheme regarding VOCs with higher standards for new oil and gas facilities.
September 14, 2017
Statement in response to the House of Representatives passing legislation blocking the EPA from Enforcing Regulations of Methane Waste at oil and gas sites.
Today, Congress approved legislation that undermines the EPA’s ability to enforce common-sense regulations of methane waste at oil and gas sites. If enacted into law, this policy would represent a significant step-backward for one of America’s burgeoning industries. There are over 130 methane emission detection and mitigation companies headquartered in the United States providing vital services to the oil and gas sector. The rules put into place by EPA last year are not, as the sponsor of the provisions claims, a “job-killing regulation” that will cost the economy $530 million annually by limiting oil and gas operations. The reality is quite the opposite. By working with our member companies, oil and gas producers have been able to comply with the rules and save money by preventing costly methane waste, which most often occurs as the result of human-error and is very inexpensive to fix.
As this legislation is considered in the Senate, we look forward to working with Senators from both parties who understand the value contribution our companies make to the American economy.
August 4, 2017
June 14, 2017
Today's announcement that BLM will delay the implementation of key parts of the methane waste rule is bad for business. It injects enormous uncertainty into the marketplace, raising serious questions about the what and when of compliance, crippling the decision making processes of oil and gas producers. It will sap the methane mitigation market of the economic growth that we should be seeking. It runs completely counter to the decision of Congress to keep the rule in place.
-- Patrick Van Bargen, Executive Director.
February 17, 2017
April 15, 2016
CMES Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Case Study on Compliance with Methane Emissions