Powering the Economy: A Policy Discussion on Natural Gas, Methane Policy & American Business

Since the release of the EPA’s proposed rules to regulate methane emissions in August, conversations on how to reduce this pollutant at manageable cost to industry have come to the forefront.


On September 29, The Hill considered how policymakers and industry can come together to effectively regulate methane emissions. Thought-leaders on energy, environment, and the economy considered the following:

  • What steps can industry take to innovate and lead on adopting existing technologies and practices to reduce emissions?
  • With methane leaks in the oil and gas system costing industry over $1 billion per year in lost revenues, how can new regulations be implemented in a cost effective way that reduces both climate impacts and domestic energy waste?
  • What impact might implementing these regulations have on investors and the larger American economy?

Featured speakers included:

Mark Boling, President, V+ Development Solutions, General Counsel & Secretary, Southwestern Energy

James Bradbury, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, US Department of Energy

Joe Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator & Senior Counsel, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency

Brent Lammert, Vice President of Sales, US Thermography, FLIR

Bob Perciasepe, President, The Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions

Brian Rice, Portfolio Manager, Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System

Martha Rudolph, Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Hosted and moderated by:

Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill

Devin Henry, Staff Writer, The Hill


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