Event: Final hearing to be held in Pittsburgh on proposed regulations for methane emissions for oil and gas industry

EPA will hold it’s third, and final, public hearing on the sweeping proposals aimed at reducing emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.

The proposals are part of the agency’s broad-based strategy under the President’s Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane and smog-forming volatile organic compounds from this rapidly growing industry. The proposals complement rules the agency issued in 2012 .

Industry has broadly opposed the rules citing they are unnecessary given the industry has reduced overall emissions and would result in needless costs to meet the regulations. Environmental groups generally support the rules.

The hearing will be held at the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in downtown Pittsburgh. While pre-registrations have closed, EPA has indicated anyone wishing to testify will be given the opportunity to do so.

Additional information can be found here.

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