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EPA Proposes To Ease Methane NSPS, Previewing Additional Deregulation

September 11, 2018
EPA's newly released proposal to ease methane limits for new oil and gas equipment is just the first stage of a process that would scuttle direct regulatory limits on the potent greenhouse gas, as Trump officials broadly seek to reduce regulatory burdens imposed on the sector by the prior administration. EPA's Sept. 11 proposal to soften the 2016 new source performance standards (NSPS) would make several changes, including weakening monitoring requirements for methane leaks, easing schedules for repairing leaks, allowing...


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