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EPA Doubles Down with Expansive New Methane Regulation

The Obama administration took two major steps in implementing its comprehensive climate change strategy this month, setting first-ever methane emissions standards for new, reconstructed and modified sources and simultaneously...more

Air Quality Regulation of Oil and Gas Development: Hydraulic Fracturing Leads to Evolving and New State and Federal Standards, and...

by Bryan Cave on

I. Introduction - Over the past several years, oil and gas production and related midstream activities in the several regions of the United States - - including Texas, the Intermountain West, North Dakota, and...more

U.S. EPA Proposes Methane Limits for Oil and Gas Industry

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rules to limit emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), from certain new and modified facilities in the oil and natural gas industry. The...more

EPA Launches Proposed Measures to Cut Methane and VOC Emissions from Oil & Gas Industry: Agency Clarifies Permitting Requirements...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Draft New Source Performance Standards to Reduce Methane and VOC Emissions - The oil and gas sector is the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) latest target regarding the reduction of GHG emissions. The White House...more

EPA’s Estimate of the “Social Cost of Methane” Used to Justify New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued proposed New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) under the Clean Air Act covering methane and volatile organic compound (“VOC”) emissions...more

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