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New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

Some points to underscore while EPA works on extending compliance deadlines to allow the agency to revisit emissions regulations that were finalized in 2016: Methane emissions from the natural gas industry fell 16.3 percent between 1990 and 2015, during which natural gas production increased 50 percent – primarily due to industry leadership and voluntary technological innovation. Methane emissions… Keep reading →

EPA Targets Oil And Gas Sector With Suite Of New Emissions Rules

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On May 12, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rules aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

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This Summer, the EPA will propose rules to more widely require REC technologies to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas wells 40-45 percent by 2025. EPA Regulations Could Add Costs to Constrained Industry On January 14, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined measures to reduce methane emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in… Keep reading →

A Wyoming Two Step for Better Air Regulations

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Wyoming is a national energy leader, producing more BTU’s from federal lands than every other state combined. It also has a long history of leading the nation on smart, sensible oil and gas air pollution regulations. The Cowboy State was among the first to require reduced emission completions (RECs or “green” completions) to control emissions… Keep reading →

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This [last] week, during a special hearing by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, legislators gathered a cross-section of industry, policy, and environmental leaders to testify about the economic impacts of increased natural gas development. I was one of the witnesses, on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund, arguing that natural gas can only be a net… Keep reading →