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EPW GOP Fears 'Back-Door' Enforcement With EPA Oil & Gas Data Queries

June 30, 2016
Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) Republicans fear that EPA is attempting “back-door” enforcement of limits on the greenhouse gas (GHG) methane from oil and gas operations through Clean Air Act data requests on industry's emissions, even though the agency has not issued a methane rule for existing drilling sources. Under section 114 of the air law, which applies to emissions recordkeeping, inspections, monitoring, and entry, EPA has the authority to seek data that it uses to inform potential...

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