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EPA’s Methane Pollution Air Rule Triggers Need to Review Existing Sources

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By Aaron Mintzes

August 19, 2015

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a series of commonsense requirements designed to control the health-harming toxic air emissions from new and modified oil and gas sources. These steps will result in the industry utilizing more of their cost-effective technologies to capture leaks, flares, and other releases from wells, pipelines, and other gas infrastructure that contribute to climate change, increased asthma rates, smog, and other serious health concerns.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, methane, epa air rules, climate

New Critical Minerals Bill up for Senate Consideration

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By Aaron Mintzes

July 23, 2015

This week, the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Chairman’s bill, S. 883, the American Mineral Security Act of 2015. The bill serves a number of noble purposes, yet also creates a worrisome permitting structure that could undermine community rights.

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Tagged with: critical minerals, strategic minerals, rare earth, senate energy and natural resources, s. 883

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