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Industry Fears Regulatory Chaos If EPA Agrees To Regulate Methane As VOC

June 10, 2021
Industry attorneys say a petition by 400 environmental groups asking EPA to regulate the potent greenhouse gas methane as a volatile organic compound (VOC) and ozone precursor would cause regulatory chaos and set a terrible precedent for future Clean Air Act regulations, particularly because methane is not volatile. The attorneys say the air act was not written to regulate substances such as methane as VOCs so subjecting them to requirements intended to address truly volatile substances will have wide-ranging impacts...

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