The California Air Resources Board (CARB) was expected to approve the strictest and most comprehensive methane emissions regulations for oil and gas producers in the U.S. on March 23. It has not yet been approved.
Environmentalists backing the measure believe it will mark a turning point in which states take greater roles in the regulatory arena as the Trump administration reduces the federal government’s footprint.
“This regulation will be the first major environmental regulation since the federal government turnover, and we think it’s a sign of things to come at the state level,” Tim O’Connor, director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) California Oil and Gas Program, told journalists during a conference call.
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