Jerry Mcbride, Associated Press
DENVER — Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials have proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.
The rules proposed Monday don't require more state inspections of drilling sites. But they propose a system of infrared cameras to speed detection of leaks from tanks and pipelines. The monitoring has an estimated price tag to the industry of $30 million.
Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission could make the rules final by February.
Online: Proposed rules: http://www.colorado.gov
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