The Trump administration has now given formal notice that it will repeal an Obama-era rule that has strict standards for hydraulic fracking on public lands — all part of what the president says is his ongoing effort to rollback regulations and to encourage domestic energy production that will reduce cost for US manufacturers.
A new rule to reduce methane emissions by limiting venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on federal lands would “deprive manufacturers and other energy consumers of critical energy supplies, increase operating costs and threaten international competitiveness,” according to several business associations including the National Association of Manufacturers and … Read more »
Earlier this year, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new standards to address waste of natural gas from oil and gas operations on American public lands. As natural gas is made up of methane – a highly potent greenhouse gas – this waste is an important contributor to … Read more »
A new rule to reduce methane emissions and wasted gas has been proposed by the US Interior Department today. The methane emissions proposal would limit venting, flaring and leaking from oil and gas operations on public and American Indian lands. It would also “provide a fair return on public resources … Read more »
The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay publication of its final cooling water intake rule for power plants and industrial facilities until Nov. 20, citing the government shutdown in October, Bloomberg BNA said. The agency was required by a 2010 legal agreement with environmental group Riverkeeper to issue the … Read more »