Computer models are powerful tools, but as the old saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out” and models of the Social Cost of Methane (SCM) are no exceptions. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane rules rely heavily on the SCM to show a benefit. Now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is following suit in its venting and flaring rule, with supposed benefits between $115 million and $188 million that are largely based on the SCM.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the midst of holding outreach meetings for the public to weigh in on its recently proposed venting and
Ever since President Obama handed a major victory to the environmental lobby by denying TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, Big Green needed a new fight.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed new regulations that mandate stricter controls on natural gas venting and flaring.