Canada Seeks To Push Back Methane Reduction Rules By Up To 3 Years

"The federal government wants to delay the implementation of its much-touted new methane regulations by up to three years.

Documents obtained by CBC News show the initial federal plan was to phase in tough rules to control methane from the oil and gas industry starting in 2018, with all of the new regulations in place by 2020.

But a revised federal timeline shows the regulations would be phased in starting in 2020 and wouldn't be fully implemented until 2023.

The delay is in sharp contrast to the announcement made only a year ago by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who stood on the White House lawn with U.S. President Barack Obama and declared they would jointly tackle methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and reduce them by up to 45 per cent by 2025."

Margo McDiarmid reports for CBC News April 20, 2017.

Source: CBC News, 04/21/2017