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Congress: House Democrats float bill to reverse EPA, BLM methane rollbacks

May 14, 2019
House Democrats are introducing legislation to curb emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, a move they say would reverse Trump administration efforts to ease Obama-era limits imposed by both EPA and the Department of the Interior (DOI). The May 14 bill , known as the Methane Waste Prevention Act, codifies EPA’s 2016 new source performance standards (NSPS) to curb methane from new oil and gas operations, and would require DOI’s Bureau of Land Management...


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