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Feds: No plans to regulate ag methane emissions


May 26, 2014, Washington, DC – Three cabinet-level officials are assuring Republican senators that the Obama administration has no plans to regulate methane emissions from the agricultural sector or livestock.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and his colleagues in a letter that the Obama administration’s strategy to reduce methane emissions will seek only voluntary reduction measures from agriculture. READ MORE