Colorado has proposed air pollution rules that would make it the first US state to directly regulate methane emissions associated with oil and gas drilling. It apparently relied more on collaboration than confrontation to get the job done.
The proposals, which Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) announced on Nov. 18, were the result of a collaborative effort involving the state's Air Quality Control Division, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., EnCana USA, Noble Energy Inc., and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
"These proposed rules provide common sense measures to help ensure Colorado has the cleanest and safest oil and gas industry in the country," Hickenlooper said.
"They represent a ...