On November 15, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google, People’s Natural Gas, and Carnegie Mellon University to unveil a partnership to map methane leaks in Pittsburgh as part of the Governor’s strategy to reduce methane emissions.
EDF and Google have been working together to explore the potential of new technologies to measure key environmental data and make that data more widely available. The Methane Mapping project uses sensors attached to Google Street View cars to create detailed maps of places where natural gas is leaking from utility pipes under city streets. Pittsburgh will be the first location for this project in Pennsylvania, and People’s Natural Gas was the first natural gas utility to initiate contact on itsr own with EDF.
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