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Abstract

On August 28, 2019, the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a series of amendments to Obama-era environmental regulations covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that it claims will save the oil and gas industry millions of dollars in compliance costs. However, the measures, part of the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back existing environmental standards, are largely cosmetic and the oil industry has responded with a notable lack of enthusiasm. If anything, they highlight the efforts made in recent years to improve the industry’s GHG emissions.

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Paul Mollet

Paul Mollet

Research Fellow Paul is a research fellow in the Policy and Decision Sciences program. He is a former journalist and energy market…

Expertise

  • Energy transition
  • climate change and oil markets

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