Canada has unveiled draft regulations to curb methane pollution from the oil and natural gas sector, coinciding with the finalization of similar rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

The proposed federal regulations, presented during the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial at the 28th Conference of the Parties climate summit in Dubai, are designed to help the country achieve its previously announced goal of reducing oil and gas methane emissions by 75% from 2012 levels by 2030. 

“Canada’s approach is broadly aligned with that of the United States in both form and stringency,” Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Ministry said Monday. 

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