US EPA Halts Methane Rule for Oil and Gas Industry
|06/01/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday halted methane emission standards for oil and gas companies in its latest move to unwind Obama administration climate change rules, amid reports that the United States will withdraw from a global climate change agreement.
The agency issued a 90-day stay of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry, which require companies to capture fugitive emissions, obtain engineer certifications and install leak detention devices while it reconsiders the rule.
The rule, completed last year under former President Barack Obama, was due to go into effect on June 3.
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