In a ground-breaking report covered by Reuters, NBC News, Salon, Grist and more, EcoShift Consulting found that ending new fossil fuel leasing on lands and offshore areas controlled by the US government would keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gasses from polluting the atmosphere. This amount far exceeds the US greenhouse gas quota under numerous policy scenarios and is nearly a third as much as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes’ global limit for greenhouse gas emissions to stay within 2°C of global warming. The study and accompanying report, released in August, were prepared on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth.
EcoShift’s interdisciplinary team is comprised of expertise than spans the natural, social and engineering sciences and is led by Environmental Studies doctoral alumni James Barsimantov, Alexander Gershenson, Dustin Mulvaney, and Tiffany Wise-West. EcoShift works with public, private and academic organizations, and green technology firms to help find solutions that drive sustainable outcomes.
Read the report: http://www.ecoshiftconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/Potential-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-U-S-Federal-Fossil-Fuels.pdf
Press Release: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/greenhouse-gas-emissions-08-19-2015.html