EPA Watchdog To Probe Methane Leak Reduction Policy

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to lower methane releases from breached natural gas pipelines will face new scrutiny during the upcoming months, as the agency's internal watchdog said Tuesday that it is launching an investigation into the government's emissions reduction actions.

The EPA's Office of the Inspector General notified several high-ranking agency officials that it is beginning the preliminary research phase of the evaluation, which will look into the agency's policy of addressing methane leaks and its attempts to cut the amount of gas reaching...
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