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Trump EPA Attempts to Erase Methane Rules for Oil and Gas Industry

Public Policy

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed rule to completely eliminate regulations for methane emissions from the oil and gas industry across the entire supply chain and to remove all federal rules – for both methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – for facilities in the transportation and storage segment of the supply chain.

As EPA makes clear, this proposal is an attempt to dodge the agency’s legal duty to regulate existing sources in the oil and gas sector. Today’s proposal comes on the heels of an EPA proposal last fall to significantly weaken pollution control provisions in 2016 standards, such as requirements for performing regular leak inspection.

· Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Based on 2017 data, failing to regulate existing sources, removing standards for transmission and storage facilities and weakening current standards as EPA has proposed would result in 5 million metric tons of methane emissions annually that would be otherwise be reduced – more than a third of total methane from oil and gas operations, and enough gas to heat 4 million homes. Combined, these two proposals could likewise lead to nearly 1.2 million tons of additional smog-forming VOCs and more than 43 thousand tons of hazardous air pollutants like benzene annually.

Methane from human activities is responsible for 25% of the warming we are currently experiencing. At the same time, the latest evidence shows oil and gas methane emissions are 60% higher than estimated by EPA. EPA’s action today comes as many leading states and countries have moved to adopt methane standards for the oil and gas sector. As with the Trump administration efforts to roll back clean car standards, which has been met by strong opposition from automotive industry leaders, several leading oil and gas companies have called on EPA to maintain and even strengthen federal methane standards.



112 Comments on "Trump EPA Attempts to Erase Methane Rules for Oil and Gas Industry"

  1. Timothy Blaine on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 5:56 am 

    Very funny. Thanks for the good laugh/

    “Which reminds me, why dont you come by my place in Italy since you are in the neighborhood? We can talk or bore each other to death. I’ll give you a tour of my Solar powered garlic press, and after that, we can go for a day trip to Euro-Disney. Well take my Lear-Jet.”

  2. I AM THE MOB on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 6:02 am 

    Davy

    “Dershowitz”?

    The ghoul who raped young girls with Epstein and got him off of a life sentence in Florida.

    Makes sense you would be promoting him. Something of a feather.

  3. mindless juanpee sock trolling on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 6:18 am 

    I AM THE MOB said Davy “Dershowitz”? The ghoul who raped youn…
    The Church Lady said Davy, Do not despair, my child, for Jesus loves yo…
    Timothy Blaine said Very funny. Thanks for the good laugh/ “Whic…
    Davy said Please forgive the oversight, friends. I not only…
    More Obvious Davy ID Theft said DAVY: YOUR ID THEFT IS REACHING A NEW INFANTILE LE…
    Davy said Hey forbin, Stop sounding like a whiny little bitc…
    Davy said You know everyone, now that I stop and think about…

  4. juanP madness on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 6:19 am 

    IMA the fuck nut juanpee has been up all night without sleep. LMFAO

  5. Davy on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 6:25 am 

    “Davy “Dershowitz”? The ghoul who raped young girls with Epstein and got him off of a life sentence in Florida. Makes sense you would be promoting him. Something of a feather”

    Come on MOBster, Epstein was one of your boys. You guys try to distance yourself from your own filth but the stink is all around you. You are the forums finest example of a fascist extremist liberal preaching rape and murder…of course whites only, for some reason in your fascist mind that is OK.

  6. Cloggie on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 6:50 am 

    “for some reason in your fascist mind that is OK.”

    Try for once in your life to be intellectual sound and properly discern between a fascist and a bolshevik.

  7. Cloggie on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 6:53 am 

    “Dershowitz”?

    The ghoul who raped young girls with Epstein and got him off of a life sentence in Florida.

    Don’t do this to yourself, floppy.
    Don’t grovel in front of the goyim.
    They might get the feeling you are with the back against the wall. It’s much better for you to go to the train station on your own terms.

  8. Davy on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 7:09 am 

    “Try for once in your life to be intellectual sound and properly discern between a fascist and a bolshevik.”

    cloggo, he is a brown shirt wannabee for the extremist fascist left. Cloggo, get with the 21st century. There are no bolsheviks anymore. Now there is extremist liberal and conservative fascism

  9. I AM THE MOB on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 7:28 am 

    Dershowitz: ‘I Kept My Underwear On’ During Massage At Epstein’s Mansion

    https://crooksandliars.com/2019/07/alan-dershowitz-i-kept-my-underwear-during

    Did Trump get Epstein off? Or vice versa?

  10. Word of the Day on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 7:33 am 

    @ Davy

    Just cool your jets mister. Why do you allow yourself to get all sweaty and lathered up?

    If only we could patent a chemical weapon in the form of Davy’s toe jam and oily ass- can you imagine

  11. juanpee madness on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 7:55 am 

    “Word of the Day”

    get some sleep juanpee, you are going mad

  12. Davy on Sun, 1st Sep 2019 7:59 am 

    “https://crooksandliars.com”

    another MOBster “wing-dinger” site. LMFAO

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