Obama Takes Aim At Drillers With Vow To Cut Methane

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 9:18 PM ET) -- Tucked away in President Barack Obama’s climate change plan was a pledge to curb methane emissions, a promise experts say suggests the federal government is preparing not only to impose stricter emission standards on oil and gas firms, but also to assert more regulatory authority over hydraulic fracturing regulation, a task that has largely been left to the states.

While Obama ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to craft rules capping power plant greenhouse gas emissions has drawn most of the headlines, his plan also directs...
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