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Devon quits EPA's gas study amid dispute over emissions data

Oklahoman Published: March 11, 2013

Devon Energy Corp. is leaving a voluntary emissions-reduction program run by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amid an ongoing dispute over how the agency used data collected through the program to justify regulations for the oil and natural gas sector, Greenwire reported.

The split comes amid ongoing concern from industry that EPA is exceeding its legal authority in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions and could lead to tough questions in the coming weeks as EPA's air chief faces Senate confirmation hearings over her nomination to lead the agency.

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