August 2015 NEWS

Unlikely ally endorses the administration's methane reduction plan

WASHINGTON — In its push to slash methane emissions, the Obama administration has an unlikely ally — the philanthropic organization that is a legacy of Texas oil man George Mitchell.Breaking with oil and gas industry leaders who say the proposed methane rules would hike costs and... Read More >


EPA's methane crackdown wins endorsement from oil icon's Texas foundation

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration just won an unlikely ally in its push to slash methane emissions from oil wells and gas processing facilities.The philanthropic organization that is a legacy of George Mitchell, the “father of fracking,” endorsed the proposal as a... Read More >


Statement on EPA Methane Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 18 proposed the first federal regulations requiring the nation’s oil and gas industry to cut emissions of methane as part of an expanding effort to combat climate change. The Agency aims to reduce methane emissions by about 45 percent by... Read More >


Katherine Lorenz named one of world's prominent philanthropists

When Katherine Lorenz started her own nonprofit in Oaxaca, Mexico at the age of 24, she was not a stranger to philanthropy. Her grandparents -- Cynthia and George Mitchell -- instilled philanthropy in her blood. That did not, however, mean her nonprofit work came easy.  "Creating an... Read More >

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