EPA’s Methane Rules for Oil and Gas Facilities

This is a compilation of our legal analyses, podcasts, and tracker posts about the Biden administration’s efforts to strengthen the current regulations for methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, and the regulatory history starting with the Obama administration.

Regulatory Tracker Our EPA VOC and Methane Standards for Oil and Gas Facilities post discusses why regulation of this powerful greenhouse gas matters and tracks the timeline of events and litigation around the rulemaking from the Obama administration to the present.

White Paper In EPA’s Methane Proposal for the Oil and Gas Sector – A Strong Foundation to Reduce Methane Emissions and Regulatory Path for More we look at EPA’s proposed rule and focus on those areas that could enable a regulatory framework to use advanced methane monitoring technologies and methods. We highlight key areas on which stakeholders may want to provide EPA comment to support a final rule that achieves significant emission reductions through the deployment of cost-effective technologies and approaches. (November 16, 2021)

Podcast Our executive director Carrie Jenks and methane expert Kate Konschnik discuss the proposed methane rule and some of the input EPA is seeking from stakeholders related to advanced technologies and how regulations could enable their deployment to achieve emission reductions. (December 15, 2021)