EPA to kick off comment period for methane pollution rule rollback | TheHill

The public comment period will soon begin for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial proposal to ease the Obama administration’s methane pollution standards for oil and natural gas drillers, according to the Federal Register.

The proposed change will be published Monday in the Federal Register. EPA will then accept comments from companies, environmental groups, states and the public until Dec. 17.

The Trump administration announced just over a month ago that it would seek to remove some key provisions of the 2015 rule, mainly to cut methane leak monitoring and reporting requirements, permit “alternative” leak prevention technologies and reduce qualifications for engineers who certify equipment, among other changes.

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