Advocates Ask EPA To Regulate Methane, Ethane Emissions

Law360 (April 7, 2021, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The Center for Biological Diversity and hundreds of other environmental groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate methane and ethane emissions for their contribution to ozone, arguing that oil and gas production are worsening a health hazard.

The petition asks the EPA to reverse a policy implemented in the 1970s that exempts methane and ethane emissions from the definition of volatile organic compounds. Including the emissions in that definition would matter because VOCs add to ozone, which is regulated under the Clean Air Act and states have to control their ozone levels, according to the Tuesday petition for rulemaking....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!