Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Obama Is Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Emissions

WASHINGTON — In President Obama’s latest move using executive authority to tackle climate change, White House officials on Wednesday announced plans to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industry’s emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The administration’s goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 from the levels recorded in 2012.
The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the proposed regulations this summer, and final regulations by 2016.

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