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States' Oil & Gas Methane Suit Could Force Stricter EPA Clean Air Policies

August 06, 2018
AUSTIN, TX -- Pending litigation from 15 states and environmentalists to force the Trump EPA to issue first-time methane emissions standards for existing oil and gas equipment could, if successful, broadly force the agency to issue tougher Clean Air Act rules for several sectors, according to legal experts. Even so, the agency is mulling a plan to scrap direct limits on the potent greenhouse gas methane for new oil and gas sources that were imposed by the Obama administration, a...


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