By Nicolas Loris ~
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The Obama administration is proposing new regulations to reduce methane emissions for the oil and gas industry 40 percent to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. Here are four things you need to know.
1. Methane emissions are not harmful. Methane emissions in the United States present no human health or environmental threat.
Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not list any exposure threshold for methane, nor does the agency list any long-term health effects.
As such, there is no health or environmental incentive behind the administration’s proposal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
2. Regulations target the energy sector, which impacts all American families and businesses. The purpose of the administration’s regulation is to reduce methane’s impact on the climate.
However, the regulations target only the oil and gas industry despite the fact…
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