The E.P.A. has proposed adding the oil and gas industries to the 31 which already report their CO2 and methane emissions to the government. Reporting these emissions should yield better information and smarter policies to address pollution. If approved, data collection would start this year.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).