EPA Dials Back Methane Regs For Oil And Gas Sector

Law360 (August 29, 2019, 12:36 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday proposed major rollbacks of Obama-era rules clamping down on methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas infrastructure, a move that could preclude broader methane action on existing infrastructure.

The EPA said Thursday the proposal would overhaul Obama-era rules that regulate methane emissions from oil and gas infrastructure. (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal would overhaul New Source Performance Standards crafted in 2012 and 2016 by removing oil and gas transmission and storage infrastructure from regulation of emissions of methane — a short-lived but potent greenhouse gas — and other volatile organic compounds, or...

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