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White House eyes new regulations to cut methane from oil, gas sector (In REGS Ve TRvst)
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/14 | Roberta Rampton and Timothy Gardner - Reuters

Posted on 03/28/2014 9:23:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change.

Regulators will start by proposing new rules later this year to reduce venting and flaring from oil and gas wells on public lands, one way to begin slashing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, said Dan Utech, Obama's top energy and climate aide.

Most oil and gas production takes place on privately owned land. The Environmental Protection Agency is going to study this year whether additional broader regulations are needed for methane emissions under the Clean Air Act, Utech told reporters on a conference call.

If the agency deems more regulations are needed, they will be completed before Obama leaves the White House at the end of 2016.

Obama has set he wants to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2020.

"This methane strategy is one component, one set of actions the administration is going to take to get there," Utech said.

Methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide, is the main component of natural gas. The strategy also addresses methane produced by dairy cattle, landfills and certain coal mines.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anwr; canada; cleanairact; climatechange; climatechangefraud; emissions; energy; epaoutofcontrol; greenhousegases; keystonexl; methane; natgas; naturalgas; oil; opec; regulations; whitehouse
a loose Woody Guthrie spin on it..

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This land ain;t my land This land ain;t yur land These land belongs to the EPA

yada yada boomba OH boomba day hey hey!!

Wish we could make them go away but These land it belong to the EPA

(and the air too. ;-})

1 posted on 03/28/2014 9:23:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Climate change.. Boy, could we use some.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 9:24:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: thackney

Ping.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 9:25:01 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: NormsRevenge

Because gas for your car, heating oil for your home, and your electricity haven’t gotten expensive enough yet. You’ve got that $2500 Obamacare savings; you can afford it.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Fort Collins area has thousands of oil/gas wells and the biggest Methane producers are the Dairy cow ranch and the sewer treatment plant.
When the wind is in the wrong direction...Ewww!


6 posted on 03/28/2014 9:27:10 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Zathras

You ain;t had yur nosehairs burned good until ya stand down wind of a pig farm.

It’s the price we must pay for the pleasure of bacon.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 9:29:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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Recent studies have found that U.S. methane emissions have been higher than estimated by the EPA. A study led by Stanford University last month said emissions of the gas from the U.S. natural gas supply chain were nearly two times higher than current estimates.

In the first 20 years after it is released, methane is 84 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat, scientists with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have said.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 9:31:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Their beloved wetlands, lakes and oceans spew out tons of methane every day, as do volcanoes, wildlife, insects and all rotting and digested vegetable matter.
Their "concern" for the environment is phony, the green's obstructionism only makes sense when you remember they want no energy production at all.

9 posted on 03/28/2014 9:33:03 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are pushing our buttons and tightening the noose around our necks


10 posted on 03/28/2014 9:34:15 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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11 posted on 03/28/2014 9:34:31 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well, now here's a fine pickle.

I think it is worth noting that there is more gas flared on Federal Lands than Private or State land. The mad Munchhausen machine of create a problem and then solve it (or not) is alive and well in Washington DC.

BTW, flaring has been getting hyped now for a few months in the press, no doubt a warmup to yet another assault on the only shining beacons of prosperity in the midst of a Government-imposed economic gloom.

There is no 'problem' that Government cannot take twice as long to solve, at ten times the expense, with only half the job done.

BTW, 'flared' methane combusts--after that, it isn't methane any more.

12 posted on 03/28/2014 9:36:21 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are pushing our buttons and tightening the noose around our necks


13 posted on 03/28/2014 9:40:07 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Smokin' Joe

They’ll just go after the soot produced.. they’re like a charging bull.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
It’s the price we must pay for the pleasure of bacon.

...ham, pork chops, ribs and tenderloins, bratwursts , hot dogs..........................and head cheese..................and SPAM.............

15 posted on 03/28/2014 9:49:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: NormsRevenge
The better wake up and cut water vapor emissions, since it comprises 99% of all greenhouse gasses ... End the tyranny of water vapor and save the planet now!
16 posted on 03/28/2014 10:21:09 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: BitWielder1

you should go in the swamps in la.it will take your breath.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 10:24:26 AM PDT by old gringo
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To: NormsRevenge
How about the endless B/S emanating from the W/Hut, That seems to be causing more more problems than it fixes.
18 posted on 03/28/2014 10:25:40 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Skyrockets in sight, afternoon delight BOHICA


19 posted on 03/28/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder what’s going to happen when one of these energy producers get fed up enough and just shuts it all down. Sooner or later, it will be cost ineffective for them to continue to do business.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 10:36:56 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL!!!


21 posted on 03/28/2014 10:57:47 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: ronnie raygun

“They are pushing our buttons and tightening the noose around our necks”

Theirs, too.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Has anybody told these IDIOTS that Natural Gas IS methane? The cleanest burning fuel we have...


23 posted on 03/28/2014 12:06:50 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder what the penalty will be for farting. That’s methane too.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 12:09:57 PM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: El Laton Caliente

But..but..

Don’t let the defrosting tundra in the arctic concern you..

As the seas warm, the methane hydrates melt..

Sad, so many energy sources! So misunderstood.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 12:12:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s more methane coming from Bowbama and his regime than all the wells in Texas!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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