OH Prof Explains Why Obama Regs on Flaring Will Backfire

natural-gas-well-flaring.jpgThe Obama administration is trying to kill the oil and gas industry. Whether it’s intentional or not (we think it is), recently proposed new regulations from the lawless Environmental Protection Agency are bad news. Particularly the EPA’s quest to force drillers to capture every last molecule of methane so it doesn’t escape (see Anti-Drilling Groups Weigh in on Lawless EPA Methane Rule). In its brilliance, one of the ways the EPA intends to clamp down on so-called fugitive methane and prevent air pollution in general, is to outlaw flaring. What is flaring and why is it necessary? Dr. Robert Chase, a professor at Marietta College and a recent recipient of the The Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, explains…

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