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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:57 AM

Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

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Source: Bloomberg

The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they donít want the relief.

A draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would prevent the federal government from restricting emissions of that potent greenhouse gas from oil wells and infrastructure, despite fears that time is running out to avert catastrophic consequences of climate change.

The EPAís plan to walk away from regulating methane dovetails with other Trump administration efforts to ease limits on emissions from power plants and automobiles. Critics cast the proposal as a part of a broad Trump administration retreat from the global fight against climate change.

The Obama administration targeted the oil industryís methane emissions in 2016, by requiring energy companies to frequently seek and plug leaks. Other U.S. requirements also acted to pare methane emissions but did so indirectly, by targeting other, conventional pollutants or seeking to stop the waste of natural gas extracted from federal lands.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-14/trump-plans-to-end-methane-curbs-that-oil-companies-want-to-keep?srnd=politics-vp

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left-of-center2012 Wednesday OP
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. Fools all. Trump, McConnell, and all Republican senators. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:49 AM

2. Fugitive methane makes our switch to natural gas far less green

Without aggressive methane leakage rules, it could end up being WORSE for the climate than coal!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:02 AM

3. Because America is not red enough:





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:42 PM

5. interesting map. thanks

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:37 AM

4. They want to accelerate climate change...

... to melt Arctic Sea ice for Putin... open it up for fossil fuel extraction, shipping lanes, etc.

Despite proclaiming otherwise, they believe in Darwinism... And, they plan to live white, air-conditioned, gated communities while the rest of us and the planet burns.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:41 AM

6. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Planning to do something is not LBN. Once the action is taken it is probably LBN.

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