State AGs urge EPA to resist call for oil, gas methane curbs

05/13/2013
Oklahoma Atty. Gen. E. Scott Pruitt (R) and 12 more attorneys general from producing states urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to resist a threat by seven northeastern states to sue if EPA does not impose methane emissions limits under the federal Clean Air Act. EPA appropriately decided earlier not to enact such requirements for new and existing oil and gas exploration, production, and processing facilities under the CAA's New Source Performance Standards, Pruitt noted in a May 2 letter to Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe and Gina McCarthy, EPA's Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation who has been nominated to lead the agency. The agency should not negotiate with ...
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