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API Touts Voluntary Methane Reduction Effort But Hedges On EPA Rules

December 05, 2017
The oil and gas sector's main trade association, the American Petroleum Institute (API), is touting its new voluntary program for members to reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from onshore production facilities, though officials are hedging on the role of EPA rules on the issue, which the Trump administration is seeking to roll back. Environmentalists, while noting that the industry is acknowledging the importance of reducing methane, are nevertheless criticizing the program for a lack of ambition, its...

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