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Environmentalists Slam EPA Basis For Cutting Oil & Gas Methane Limits

September 04, 2019
Environmental groups are pushing back hard against EPA’s claims that it can drop oil and gas methane standards because they are “redundant” due to limits on smog-forming emissions, arguing the move eliminates future standards for existing sources in the sector and would even boost emissions at some new facilities. In addition, environmentalists are raising broader concerns that the Trump EPA’s mechanisms for scaling back emissions controls -- by redefining the transmission and storage sector as outside the proper legal scope...


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