"EPA Starts Dismantling Obama Methane Rules On New Fracking Wells"

"The Environmental Protection Agency announced two piecemeal actions on Thursday to reduce costs and regulatory "burdens" imposed on the oil and natural gas industry by the Obama administration's methane emission rules.

The EPA said the two actions would reduce "significant and immediate compliance concerns" for the industry, while reducing "burdens" on state environmental agencies and saving millions of dollars in compliance costs.

Bill Wehrum, the EPA's recently appointed air pollution chief, described the actions as the first steps in addressing the broader methane regulations imposed by the Obama administration on new wells."

John Siciliano reports for the Washington Examiner| March 1, 2018.

Source: Washington Examiner, 03/02/2018