One more way for the government to make money for nothing. The methane concentration in the air is measured in parts per billion (not million) for a reason. the ppm figure is so low that people would recognize it for the fraud this regulation is. There are myriads of methane-producing events on earth. The seas alone release volumes of methane that dwarf anything oil and gas can do. But then again a big volcano releases years’ worth of entire nations in CO2 and this seems not to matter at all. It’s a harvesting scheme, no more. Money from the people for politicians.
Environmentalists are calling on the Biden administration to crack down on methane leaks from low-producing U.S. oil wells, after new research shows they are releasing a disproportionate share of the potent greenhouse gas.