EPA Plan Would Prevent Methane Limits For Existing Oil & Gas Sources

August 29, 2019
EPA’s just-issued proposal to scuttle Obama-era methane controls for new and modified oil and gas facilities argues that such standards are “redundant” because existing limits on volatile organic compounds (VOCs), an ozone precursor, also have the indirect effect of limiting methane. A major consequence of the plan is that it would block any future EPA obligation to issue requirements for existing sources in the sector. In addition, the proposed Aug. 29 new source performance standards (NSPS) would drop all air...

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