Clean Air Task Force
The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is working to cut global oil and gas methane emissions 45% below 2012 levels by 2025—and to virtually eliminate these emissions by 2040. Currently, the global oil and gas industry releases millions of tons of methane and toxic pollution into the air. The climate impact from this pollution is comparable to 1,600 coal-fired power plants and causes serious health problems.
- In 2014, CATF launched efforts to secure strong U.S. federal regulations and now works to defend these regulations and advance progress at the state level.
- CATF applies lessons learned in the U.S. to help Canada and Mexico realize their commitments to reduce methane.
- Canada recently finalized comprehensive standards for methane, and in July, Mexico published proposed standards.
CATF is gearing up to replicate these victories and drive rapid, global action on methane.