The EPA proposed updates to the prior administration’s national standards for the oil and natural gas industry. The proposal would remove duplicative regulations and save the industry millions of dollars in compliance costs each year – while maintaining health and environmental regulations on oil and gas sources that the agency considers appropriate.
These rollbacks are good for many reasons. One, the Obama administration made the desition based on feelings and not on facts, that climate change is based on human production and use of fossil fuels, and not on the long-standing fact that the earth has always experienced changes in climates patterns. Two, it’s good for the economy, it helps keep Americans working. And it keeps America energy independent.
Congressional leaders and stakeholders had the following to say:
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (WY), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman: “The Trump Administration is working to make sure regulations are justified. The state of Wyoming already regulates methane emissions from oil and gas production. There’s no need for Washington to pile on. I will work with Wyoming to evaluate the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal. We need commonsense rules that protect our air without hurting our economy.”