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The Environmental Protection Agency released proposed standards Tuesday for reducing methane and other pollutants from oil and gas operations in the U.S.  The rules require extensive cutting of methane emissions, finding and repairing leaks at oil and gas wells and capturing natural gas emitted from hydraulic fracturing, USA Today reports.

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Methane Controls

The Obama administration on Friday unveiled a strategy to reduce methane emissions from agriculture and the oil, gas and coal industries. The Agriculture and Energy Departments are charged with cutting methane from agriculture, largely from cattle flatulence and manure.  Voluntary programs that would speed the adoption of methane digesters have been proposed.

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