Cuomo announces plan to cut New York methane emissions

May 18, 2017
Originally published on May 18, 2017 1:33 am

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is including a strategy to fight methane emissions in his plan to reduce the state's total greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

color:#333333">The Democratic governor on Wednesday announced a 25-step methane reduction plan.

color:#333333">The package is part of New York's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels.

color:#333333">Cuomo's office says methane is second to carbon dioxide in its contribution to climate change and represents almost 10 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

color:#333333">The plan directs a group of environmental conservation, energy and public service agencies to monitor and improve emission reduction in landfills, oil and gas infrastructure, farms and residential areas.