Biden administration halts involvement in “certified” methane gas standards, reversal highlights greenwashing risks of gas certification schemes

July 25, 2023By Allie RosenbluthBlog Post, Press Releases 1 Comment

The Department of Energy has declined to endorse a standard for “certified” or “responsibly sourced” methane gas following pressure from a large coalition of climate and environmental justice organizations.

Last week Gas Leaks, Earthworks and Oil Change International launched the Certified Disasters campaign and sent a letter signed by 148 organizations demanding the agency halt its involvement in certification schemes, which are being used to market methane gas as “clean” and justify the construction of gas export facilities, pipelines, power plants and gas-dependent buildings.