PAW joined the American Petroleum Institute, Independent Petroleum Association of America, American Exploration and Production Council and 16 other associations involved in all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its misguided “Waste Emission Charge for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems.”

In part, the letter stated “Reducing methane emissions is a shared priority for EPA and the oil and natural gas industry. However, the Industry Trades have significant concerns with EPA’s proposed implementation of the WEC. The proposed rule fails to meet the statutory requirements and objectives set forth by Congress in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Methane Emissions Reduction Program (MERP). Rather than incentivizing emissions reductions, the proposed rule would maximize fees paid under the WEC and disincentivize accelerated emissions reductions.”

Read the full letter here.