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EPA Draws Fire For Downplaying Health, GHG Risks From Methane Rule

September 14, 2018
Environmentalists are criticizing EPA analysis downplaying the health and climate harms from its newly unveiled proposal to ease methane limits for new oil and gas facilities, citing a prior analysis by agency staff that they argue points to officials' ability to quantify specific health harms. In addition, critics continue to oppose EPA's efforts to downplay the climate-related damages from the laxer regulations by focusing on domestic-only harms, even though the agency acknowledges deep in its regulatory impact analysis (RIA) that...

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