Colo. Methane Rules Could Be National Model

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 5:54 PM EST) -- Colorado this week became the first U.S. state to take the plunge into directly regulating methane emissions from oil and gas development, and experts say the rules could provide a template for other states and the federal government as they look to clamp down on the potent greenhouse gas.

The bulk of the regulations proposed Monday by the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division — crafted in consultation with the Environmental Defense Fund and oil and gas companies Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Noble Energy Inc. and Encana Corp....
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