DENVER -- Western Energy Alliance welcomes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a final methane rule, the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) OOOOa rule. The following is a statement from Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma:
“Western Energy Alliance is pleased that EPA has finalized the methane rule. The rule is a sensible combination of technical fixes to the 2016 rule, as well as a correction to the violations of the Clean Air Act present in the original rule. Throughout this process, environmental groups and the media have misrepresented the rule changes as the Trump Administration rolling back any regulation of methane. This is a willfully false narrative that luckily, Administrator Wheeler had the courage to stand against. I use the word ‘courage’ intentionally as the outright lies about this rule by the environmental lobby are calculated as a way of achieving political goals without doing the hard work of following the law. Most Administrators have withered under that pressure, or were part of such efforts themselves.