Touting ‘Global Leadership,’ EPA Tightens Flaring Curbs In Methane Rule

December 3, 2023
In one of the Biden administration’s signature moves at the international climate talks, EPA has unveiled its long-awaited oil and gas sector methane standards for new and existing facilities, touting the rule’s stronger curbs on flaring, greater projected emissions cuts, and its embrace of a “super emitter” program that allows third parties to track large emissions events. Even so, the final rule -- released Dec. 2 at the climate conference in Dubai -- also includes additional flexibility for industry and...


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