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EDF's Symons says regulating existing source emissions critical to meeting White House methane targets

The White House this week unveiled its plans to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector through a combination of voluntary and regulatory approaches. How will the Obama administration structure its rule proposal to meet its target of cutting methane 40-45 percent by 2025, back to 2012 levels? During today's OnPoint, Jeremy Symons, senior director of climate policy at the Environmental Defense Fund, discusses the plan and its impact on overall greenhouse gas emissions. He also discusses the role of natural gas as part of the administration's overall energy and climate policy.