Attorney General James Joins Coalition Opposing EPA Proposal To Gut Methane Emission Standards

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 16:09

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, joining a coalition of 21 attorneys general, the City of Chicago, the City and County of Denver, and the Colorado Department of Public Health, today filed comments opposing an unlawful proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would gut the current standards that limit emissions of methane and other harmful pollutants from new, reconstructed, and modified facilities in the oil and natural gas industry. This sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, a greenhouse gas up to 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat.

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