EPA Unveils Tougher Emissions Rules for Shale Sites

August 21, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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On one thing, the federal government, industry and environmental activists agree: Technologies already in use are driving down methane emissions from oil and gas operations.

That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency wants new regulations to broaden their use. It’s also why industry groups feel such regulations are “unnecessary,” and why environmental groups say proposed new rules don’t go far enough.

The EPA unveiled a package of rules Tuesday aimed at curbing methane and volatile organic compound emissions from sources all along the oil and gas production chain. The rules target shale operations and are the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s effort to rein in methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent below 2012 levels in the next decade…

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