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Updated: October 3, 2022 | 5:47 pm

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

Advocates call on Wolf to uphold methane promise

Clean Air Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Earthworks, and Clean Water Action have joined to launch

By Rachel McDevitt

Advocates call on governor to strengthen proposed methane rule before final consideration

Under the new regulation, companies would have to install equipment to stop emissions from escaping and inspect sites for leaks every three months.

By Rachel McDevitt

Wolf Administration advances proposed emission limits on thousands of oil and gas sites

A proposed regulation would require better monitoring and control of emissions at existing oil and gas wells and related sites.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: December 17, 2019 | 2:12 pm

Environmentalists pressure Wolf to act faster on methane emissions

Their call for action comes as the Trump administration works to loosen federal regulations on the powerful greenhouse gas.
By Katie Meyer