API Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Howard Feldman, said in a briefing that EPA’s proposed new source performance standards for oil and natural gas operations should be significantly revised in order to create practical, cost effective rules.
‘The rules are important because they would over times affect hundreds of thousands of natural gas development operations. If impractical, unnecessarily stringent, or excessively costly, they could depress domestic energy production, hurt workers and consumers and reduce revenue to the government.’
‘EPA can fix these rules so they reduce emissions yet still are compatible with oil and natural gas development that creates jobs, revenue and energy security…A number of steps could be taken to improve the proposal.’
‘We have strong concerns about the one size fits all approach of the proposed rule to regulating an industry that varies greatly in the type, size and complexity of operations.’
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