CARB Plan For Remote Sensing Of Methane Leaks Heightens Industry Fears

January 24, 2023
California air regulators’ updated proposal to use remote sensing -- via satellites and potentially planes -- to detect methane leaks from oil and gas facilities and then require fixes, is heightening industry concerns about the quality of the data that would be collected and how it could be used against them by third-party enforcers. “Would operators be subject to enforcement if things aren’t followed in the rule? If so, what is the protection from being targeted repeatedly from somebody who...

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