E.P.A. Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

August 18, 2015 9:33 PM

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E.P.A. Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

Oil rigging equipment near Sweetwater, Texas. The Obama administration has set a goal of reducing methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed the first federal regulations requiring the nation’s oil and gas industry to cut emissions of methane as part of an expanding and increasingly aggressive effort to combat climate change.

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