Methane Task Force


The Methane Task Force, a join​​​t effort led by the Department of Conservation California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), seeks to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities, as well as address the outsized impact methane has on climate change.

Called for by Governor Newsom in a July 2022 letter to CARB Chair Liane Randolph​, the Task Force will convene on a regular basis to share with the public updates on efforts underway at CalGEM and CARB aimed at addressing methane leaks from oil and gas infrastructure, and to elevate opportunities for deeper public and local agency engagement across these programs and efforts.

Task Force Members

The Methane Task Force is made up of representatives from the following partnering state agencies:

  • California Geologic Energy Management Division
  • California Air Resources Board 
  • California Natural Resources Agency
  • California Environmental Protection Agency

Meeting Notices​

    • ​​Methane Task Force Public Meeting #4 – Register Here

       Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

       Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

       Or join by telephone:

                           For English: 1-888-808-6929| Passcode: 847183

                           For Spanish:  1-888-455-1820 | Passcode: 8476532

Past Meetings

The Methane Task Force meetings will be recorded and made available following the event. 

Methane Task Force Public Meeting #3 – February 21, 2023

Methane Task Force Public Meeting #2 – October 20, 2022

​Methane Task Force Public Meeting #1 – September 15, 2022
Methane Task Force Summary of Questions Received and Responses


For questions regarding the Methane Task Force, please send an email to​: