President of the United States Planned to Reduce Methane Gases Emissions
Bogor, February 4, 2015
The Obama's government proposed a requirement to force the energy industry to cut emissions of harmful methane gas is almost half over the next decade.
The White House on Wednesday (14/1) said it would propose legislation based on US clean air laws in the coming months that will cut the emission of 40 to 50% below 2012 levels.
America today is a producer of oil and natural gas world's largest. The White House said, methane emissions have been cut from 1990 levels, however, the emissions will increase to 25% by 2025 if new restrictions are not enforced.
The new regulations will come into force in 2016 before the term of office of President Obama at the White House ended, will include new drilling and production equipment old and new energy located in the lands owned by the state.
Methane, the main component of natural gas, covering 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Methane is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States from human activity. According to the New York Times, the Environmental Protection Agency will design the proposed regulations this year, and the regulations will be completed before 2016.
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