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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued five white papers on oil and gas sector emissions for public comment. You have until June 16 to send data or comments on emissions or mitigation technologies.  The EPA will use the public comments along with those from a peer-review panel to draft new regulations to reduce methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from oil and natural gas operations.

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18 percent of AAPG members are women, up from 10 percent in 2006.

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Addressing energy infrastructure vulnerabilities due to aging, capacity, climate change impacts, and cyder and physical threats.

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New methane-emission regulations for the oil and natural gas industry could follow this fall.

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During the recent AAPG Congressional Visits Day, staff for the House Natural Resources Committee expressed interest in receiving input on issues and potential legislation from knowledgeable stakeholders. Here is an easy way to get involved in the process of informing Washington, D.C., decision makers: send a quick comment to the committee members in response to a particular hearing.

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The Environmental Protection Agency 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory shows that cows and other ruminants produce more 'anthropogenic' methane than natural gas systems.

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BOEM has just issued its programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) for comment--through April 7. In announcing the decision, BOEM stated, that its review of geological and geophysical surveys in the Mid- and South-Atlantic planning areas '...establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for survey activities that will update nearly four-decade-old data on offshore energy resources in the region.'

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Witnesses stated that BLM policies create unnecessary obstacles to oil and gas activities on federal lands at a recent House Natural Resources, Energy and Mineral Resources subcommittee hearing: “Energy in America: BLM’s Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy Production”

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Comment period is open for the EPA proposed rule that would require CCS, carbon capture and storage. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule, 'Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,' is open for comment until March 10.

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We also export and import automobiles and many other products. This market movement helps get the desired type of car--or oil--to the consumer. But many consider oil to be more critical to our national security.

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