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Pennsylvania To Adopt Tough Methane Permits For New Oil, Gas Equipment

December 01, 2017
Pennsylvania is moving to adopt the nation's first general permits (GPs) requiring methane limits at new, unconventional oil and gas operations, standards that are tougher than EPA's first-time methane rules for the sector and that could put the drilling-heavy state among a handful of leading states on the issue. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Nov. 30 unveiled details of two draft final general permits, GP-5 and GP-5A, to limit methane and other air pollutants from unconventional hydraulically...

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