• Posts by John J. Beardsworth
    Posts by John J. Beardsworth
    Senior Counsel

    John focused his practice on energy, extractive industries and infrastructure transactions and international project finance. John served multiple terms as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Partnership ...

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In September 2018, the US Interior Department issued a final rule rescinding the 2016 Venting and Flaring Rule, which took effect November 2018. The old rule, which never went into effect, would have required oil and gas companies to capture leaked methane gas, repair and prevent leaks, and devise new plans to reduce the flaring and venting of natural gas. Following the effectiveness of the new rule, the applicable policies setting limits on releases of methane gas will mostly be left to individual states.


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