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How New Methane Emission Regulations Could Impact Pennsylvania

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President Obama's new regulations for methane emission could mean significant changes in Pennsylvania.

Now the great news is that with methane we got one of the cheapest most cost effective pollution reduction opportunities out there ... to make the reductions that they would get under the proposal. -Matt Watson

Environmentalists have spent years looking for ways to reduce emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Now new rules from the Obama Administration aimed at limiting emissions from the oil and gas industry could have a big impact on Pennsylvania. But are they necessary? We'll talk with Howard Feldman, Senior Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs for the American Petroleum Institute and Matt Watson, Associate Vice President of the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate and Energy Program. 

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