May 12, 2016
The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.
Methane rules released today ignore the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data that demonstrates oil and natural gas production has skyrocketed without a corresponding crisis in methane emissions. With virtually no climate impact, the rules are a continuation of the Obama administration’s efforts that plainly undermine our nation’s energy security and put even more Americans out of work. While the oil and natural gas industry continues to make historic gains in improving our environment, unjustified political regulations only set back the cause by freezing private sector investment and innovations that are working.