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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-11 9:36 AM 
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NYT: WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere.

Methane, which is among the most powerful greenhouse gases, routinely leaks from oil and gas wells, and energy companies have long said that the rules requiring them to test for emissions were costly and burdensome.

The Environmental Protection Agency, perhaps as soon as this week, plans to make public a proposal to weaken an Obama-era requirement that companies monitor and repair methane leaks, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times. In a related move, the Interior Department is also expected in coming days to release its final version of a draft rule, proposed in February, that essentially repeals a restriction on the intentional venting and “flaring,” or burning, of methane from drilling operations.

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From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-17 6:48 AM 
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  • Edited September 17, 2018 6:56 am  by  Lyndy (Lyndy7)

From: Jazzy720 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-17 6:02 PM 
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From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-17 6:20 PM 
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