EPA Looks to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

By Jeffrey Cappola: JD Supra Business Advisor

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the EPA is proposing to  require certain landfills to capture extra landfill gas in order to decrease methane emissions. The new proposal would require landfills to increase their capture of methane and air toxics emissions by 13% by 2023, which would mean capturing two-thirds of emissions.