The Challenge Of Measuring Pipelines' GHG Footprints

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Combating climate change promises to be a defining challenge for the U.S. and the world. And reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change means reducing the use of fossil fuels.

This fundamental proposition has led to calls to evaluate the GHG impacts of fossil fuel projects, particularly pipelines that transport natural gas and oil, with the prospect that the projects would be rejected if the GHG impacts indicate they are not in the public interest. Recent examples of calls for such review include the following.

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