Go Erie Op-ed: Federal smog policy is impacting PA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is on pace to propose new standards for methane and other volatile organic compound pollution from oil and gas facilities by September .

This month, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, will attempt to use the 1996 Congressional Review Act to undo the Trump Administration’s reckless dismantling of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for oil and gas facilities. This was the first-ever federal standard for methane and volatile organic compound leakage from new oil and gas facilities.

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