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Politics Put Pa. Methane Reduction Efforts On Thin Ice

Law360, Philadelphia (January 20, 2017, 3:44 PM EST) -- A year after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced an ambitious strategy to curb methane emissions from natural gas production, political realities in Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg are threatening to take regulation of the greenhouse gas in the opposite direction. 

When Wolf unveiled his plan last January, supporters and opponents seized on the fact that it went even beyond rules being finalized at the time by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But just as the new Trump administration and congressional Republicans have indicated they would scuttle federal...
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