Observers See Balancing Act For EPA On Methane Fee, Reporting Rules

February 10, 2023
Industry and environmentalists say EPA must strike a balance on several key issues as it crafts implementing rules for a new oil and gas methane fee and updated emissions reporting standards in response to Capitol Hill directives, with officials facing several decisions as well as technical and logistical challenges. For example, EPA has yet to define what constitutes as an “unreasonable” permitting delay that triggers an exemption for the fee, and the agency will likely weigh the merits of site-level...

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