EPA halts Obama-era methane emissions rule for oil and gas industry

The  Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency ordered a halt on  Wednesday to an Obama-era rule created to reduce methane leaks from new  and modified oil and natural gas drilling wells. The action places a 90-day stay on portions of the rule, set in 2016, that requires oil and gas companies to detect and repair leaks of methane and other air pollution at new operations.

Publisher: ThinkProgress | Author: Mark Hand

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climate change, environment protection, oil companies, and trump agenda
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2017-06-01 (Modified: 2017-06-01)

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