EDF Cites State Efforts On ‘Lost’ Methane Leaks To Inform DOT Pipeline Rule

May 7, 2021
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is citing recent actions by California and Washington state to identify and capture lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) methane from natural gas pipelines to inform a rule being developed by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) pipeline safety office for reducing leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. “A solution that EDF has recommended is that regulators should . . . incentivize reductions in the volume of leaks mapped on the system rather than focusing on...

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