Volume 95 Issue 11 | p. 16 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 13, 2017 | Web Date: March 8, 2017

EPA scraps methane reporting for oil and gas industries

Pruitt kills data collection at request of several states
By Jeff Johnson, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: methane, oil and natural gas, climate change, EPA

The Trump Administration has withdrawn an EPA request that oil and natural gas companies provide information on their methane emission from field operations.

The Obama Administration had sent the data request to some 15,000 oil and gas companies late last year. It asked for basic information on the numbers and . . .

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