EPA Methane Rule Not Yet In Cards, Senate Panel Told

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 6:57 PM EST) -- A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official on Tuesday touted the benefits of new emissions standards for oil and gas operations in the battle against fugitive methane emissions to a Senate environmental panel, but wouldn't say if the agency was ready to directly regulate methane emissions from wells.

The EPA's Clean Air Act new source performance standards and national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for the oil and gas sector, released in August 2012, will reduce methane emissions by up to 1.7 million tons annually and...
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