EPA Begins Crackdown on Methane Emissions


New regulations cover new oil and gas facilities, but methane from existing sites remains unregulated, a crucial step to reaching greenhouse gas reduction goals. By Phil McKenna The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules on Thursday to significantly reduce methane emissions from new oil and gas facilities as well as those undergoing modifications. The regulations are the first federal standards aimed at curbing methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, emitted by oil and gas production. See Also: California’s New Methane Rules Would Be the Nation’s Strongest New Federal Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring and Venting The Mystery of the Global Methane Rise: Asian Agriculture or U.S. Fracking? read more


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