BlueGreen Alliance Comments on Proposal to Rollback Methane Standards in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector for New, Reconstructed, or Modified Sources

The 2019 rollback spells bad news for the climate, economy, and the health of workers

November 22, 2019

Methane must be directly regulated. The original methane standards—Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources—finalized by the EPA in August 2016, would protect workers and local communities, address climate change, and create jobs by driving deployment of cost-effective, available technology and practices to reduce methane leaks. The 2016 standards included common-sense measures to reduce methane emissions from new, reconstructed, and modified sources in the oil and natural gas sector. Weakening the 2016 rule is the wrong move—it would stifle job creation and innovation, waste resources, and endanger workers.

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