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FSA Delegation Meets with Executives at EPA Research Center

An FSA delegation recently met with executives at the EPA Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina to showcase the important role sealing device technology plays in preventing leaks and emissions, working with our customers in the oil and gas sector to protect the environment.

As the EPA is poised to issue a noticed of proposed rulemaking to address methane emissions later this summer, the FSA serves as a technical resource for the EPA in fulfilling our obligations to provide the best technology for our customers in efforts to fulfill compliance obligations.EPA June 2015 2

Pictured:  Henri Azibert, FSA Technical Director; Phil Mahoney, A.W. Chesterton Co.; Jeff Hayes, A.W. Chesterton Co., Mark Savage, John Crane; Paul Hosking, John Crane; and Chris Swonger, Smiths Group/John Crane.

FSA’s Chris Swonger to Present Overview of Methane Mitigation Factor

FSA’s Chris Swonger will join industry leaders and labor and environmental experts to give an overview of the methane mitigation sector—an emerging U.S. industry focused on reducing emissions of methane from the oil and gas sector. Proven, cost-effective solutions already exist to minimize methane emissions—many of them made by American companies. A greater industry focus on curbing methane emissions will boost this U.S. manufacturing sector and drive the creation of good-paying manufacturing and construction jobs.

This discussion will also offer attendees an overview of the methane problem and how the U.S. methane mitigation industry works to combat it, as well as how doing so provides economic benefits to the communities they work in.


Allison Lami, CEO, Rebellion Photonics

Brad Markell, Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council

Chris Swonger, SVP of Government Relations, John Crane

Sean Wright, Senior Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund


Monday, April 13   ·   2:00PM – 3:15PM, Washington, DC – Washington Hilton Hotel


EDF’s report on the methane mitigation sector: http://edf.org/methanejobs