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Energy Workforce Joins American Energy Groups in Opposition to Proposed Methane Fee Rule

HOUSTON- Today, Energy Workforce & Technology Council joined together with the American Petroleum Institute, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association and 16 other associations representing all facets of the U.S. Oil and natural gas industry to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revise the Proposed Waste Emissions Rule.

The proposed rule disregards existing emissions reductions and is likely to impose additional costs on American energy production, and fails to align with Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) statutory requirements.

“The EPA’s proposed Waste Emissions Charge is a misguided and harmful regulation that disregards the significant emissions reductions already achieved by the energy industry. Further, the rule fails to align with existing statutory requirements, could disincentivize further emissions reductions, and imposes new costs on domestic energy production. Ultimately, it will be the hardworking American people who will feel the ramifications the most. Energy Workforce opposes this proposal and calls on the EPA to revise this rule to follow statutory intent and truly incentivize emissions reductions while supporting American energy production.”

Read the group’s comments here.


Karina Erickson, Communications Director, writes about the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.


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