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ABOUT THE WESTERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) is a leading nonprofit public interest environmental law firm. WELC has been celebrated as an Outside Magazine Best Place to Work, Oregon Business Magazine Best Nonprofit, a Law360...

House passes resolution to reinstate methane pollution safeguards

Today, the US House of Representatives passed (229 to 191) a resolution that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency's 2016 methane pollution safeguards for the oil and gas industry. The Senate passed a similar resolution in April. Methane, the primary...

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Cutting greenhouse gas emissions quickly would save tens of millions of lives worldwide, a new study finds. It’s the latest indication that climate change is deadly to humans, and that the benefits of transitioning to a cleaner economy could be profound.

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