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EPA Proposes New Rules for Reporting Methane Emissions
March 25, 2010 | Posted by Sharyn Stein in News
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules for reporting greenhouse gas emission, including some that would require the oil and gas industry to collect data on its emissions by this coming January.
One of the public benefits of the new rules would be more disclosure about methane emissions. Methane has a warming potential 24 times that of carbon dioxide.
EDF attorney Pamela Campos says:
Rigorous emissions data is the foundation of well-designed public policy … The public has been left in the dark about methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. EPA’s leadership in requiring disclosure of this potent greenhouse gas will mean more rigorous information and smarter policies to address pollution.
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