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Based on data in EPA's Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Non—CO2 Greenhouse Gases report, in 2005, the United States' estimated anthropogenic methane emissions ranked 3rd in the world. Approximately 68 percent of its anthropogenic methane emissions—352.7 MMTCO2E —come from agriculture (manure management), coal mines, municipal solid waste, and natural gas and oil systems.

The U.S. has developed a working draft GMI Methane Action Plan (PDF, 12 pp, 287 KB) that describes ongoing voluntary and regulatory methane reduction activities within the United States, as well as US activities with international partners to promote the objectives of GMI to build capacity and encourage the initiation of more methane reduction projects around the world.


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Methane Sites

The map shows completed and potential methane abatement, recovery, or use projects.

  • Use the check boxes to determine which sites to display on the map.
    • GMI sites are facilities at which methane abatement, recovery, and/or use projects have been identified or completed.
    • Non-GMI sites identify potential or existing projects that are not supported by the GMI.
  • Click a cluster of sites (i.e., numbered circles) to zoom to a region.
  • Click an individual site to view a summary.
  • For more site details click on the highlighted link.

Note: The placement of map icons is approximate, so the zoom-in feature is limited to avoid misrepresentations. Please contact us us if you have more accurate information about the location of a project or site.

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Red Icon   Agriculture

Red Icon   Coal Mines

Red Icon   MSW

Red Icon   Oil & Gas

Red Icon   Wastewater

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