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    Default regulating methane emissions

    make it voluntary!

    https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/1...ane-emissions/

    WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.

    A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force before the Obama administration changed the regulation.
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    Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, said the Obama-era rule required oil and gas companies to “take common-sense and cost-effective measures to reduce preventable leaks and venting of methane” at drilling sites.

    The new proposal by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke “would only serve to reward the least responsible actors in industry at a time when other companies are moving forward to tackle methane waste,” Krupp said, citing a voluntary program by large energy companies to reduce methane emissions at drilling sites nationwide.

    A program backed by the American Petroleum Institute, the top lobbying group for the oil and gas industry, is intended to encourage drillers to find and fix leaks and take other steps to reduce the escape of natural gas into the atmosphere during drilling operations.

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    Default Re: regulating methane emissions

    What are we going to do about Plessner?
    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    Default Re: regulating methane emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    What are we going to do about Plessner?
    It'll all be 'voluntary' now. I think we all know how THAT will play out. Our warmest (hmmmm... maybe not 'warmest'... maybe 'heartfelt') thoughts & prayers go out to Hell, MI.

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    Default Re: regulating methane emissions

    Fart

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    Default Re: regulating methane emissions

    ^^^^^
    'Zactly.
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    -William A. Ward



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