Bill Would Prevent PA DEP from Adopting Methane Emissions Rules

regulationA new bill in the Pennsylvania legislature, Senate Bill (SB) 1327 looks to undo some of the damage done by the now departed anti-drilling Secretary of the Dept. of Environmental Protection, John Quigley. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently introduced draconian new rules to govern methane emissions from oil and gas drilling (see EPA Does it Again: Tries to Destroy O&G with New Methane Rule). Hard to believe, but PA under Quigley wanted to go even further (see Quigley Expounds on Methane Emissions Plan: Drillers to Get Hosed and More on Wolf/Quigley 4-Point Plan to Reduce Methane Emissions). Republican legislators have had enough of that. SB 1327 will prevent the DEP from creating new regulations more stringent than the federal EPA’s new rules…

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