States sue to force EPA to set methane limits

, The National Law Journal


A coalition of seven Northeastern states is preparing to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry.

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  • Please!

    Yeah, this is exactly what this country needs right now, more regulations that will stifle an industry and amount to a significant rise in gas prices. Methane is, by another name, natural gas; the rules ought be that the industry find methods to collect the surplus methane, so that it can be used, instead of wasted. In fact, given time to develop said methods, the industry would probably like nothing better. I mean, really, what's the goal here except to retard the systems that already exist. Ought not the goal be to utilize the gas and improve the systems? Couldn't the methane pay for the improvements, serving an ultimate double benefit for all?

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