WASHINGTON – Oil and gas wells across Texas and the country could soon be subject to stricter emissions regulation and government inspections under a policy change under review at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The proposal, released quietly last summer at the same time the administration unveiled a plan to combat climate change by cutting methane emissions from oil and gas wells, would amend the rules on whether a group of wells are classified as a single source of pollution or multiple sources of pollution.
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