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Methane leaks from pipelines targeted by proposed federal rule

The rule is part of the Biden AdministrationÔÇÖs pledge to reduce methane emissions 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. drillers abandoned thousands of natural gas wells in 5 years, ignored state law, report says

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the review, but it will be up to new Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration to take any action.

By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2022: Pa. pushes climate measures forward, meets delays and lawsuits

Pennsylvania finished regulations to join a carbon-trading program and to limit oil and gas site emissions in 2022.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: 2022-12-02 14:37:12

Pennsylvania emissions rule for conventional oil and gas sites moves ahead

The Environmental Quality Board voted 16-2 to adopt the rule limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds and methane at existing conventional gas sites.

By Rachel McDevitt

Emissions limits on conventional oil and gas wells to get emergency vote by Pa. regulators

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are meeting Wednesday to vote on an emergency measure to limit emissions from some oil and gas sites.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. moves natural gas well emissions rule forward, seeks to beat federal deadline

The Environmental Quality Board on Wednesday approved the rule on emissions of volatile organic compounds at shallower, conventional well sites.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: 2022-10-03 17:47:32

Pa. needs to finish emissions regulations for oil and gas sites by December or face sanctions, EPA says

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned of impending sanctions if Pa. does not submit plans to reduce emissions of VOCs at oil and gas sites by Dec. 16.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania drops a major source of methane from new rule to limit emissions

DEP said it is considering how to tackle emissions from conventional wells and hopes to have a rule before the end of the year.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania could get $100M in federal money to plug leaky, old gas wells

Old wells leak the potent greenhouse gas methane and toxins that can cause health issues for people who live nearby.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP adjusts proposed methane rule, but critics say it’s not enough

Environmental advocates say the rule doesn’t go far enough, especially now that the federal government is considering much tougher standards.

By Rachel McDevitt