Environmentalists, Industry Clash Over EPA’s Oil & Gas Methane Plan

November 30, 2021
Environmental and public health groups are offering early pitches on how EPA could strengthen its proposed oil and gas methane rules -- including with stepped-up inspections for smaller operations and prohibiting routine gas flaring -- as they also endorse EPA’s concept of bolstering community monitoring of emissions leaks. However, representatives of the oil and gas sector are expressing a range of preliminary concerns about the Nov. 2 proposal, including the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of some requirements, while also pressing EPA...

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