Biden Administration Announces Plans to Tighten Regulations on Methane Emissions

The EPA will support a previous regulation and the update calls for trimming methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors by 87-percent compared to 2005 levels.

The White House is taking action to help improve the environment. President Biden is expected to announce his administration will clamp down on greenhouse gas methane pollution. The EPA will support a previous regulation and the update calls for trimming methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors by 87-percent compared to 2005 levels. The updated rule will also say oil and gas companies must respond to methane leaks reported by credible third parties. A public comment process is needed before the new EPA rule is completed. The President is also expected to announce new partnerships with other nations regarding the reduction of greenhouse gases, including methane.