Trump Administration rolls back standard limiting waste of natural gas

BLM follows EPA’s lead, gutting rules that limit dangerous air pollution and wasting a valuable public resource. Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management announced a replacement to the Obama Administration’s 2016 methane waste prevention standard requiring the oil and gas industry to monitor wells on public and tribal lands for leaks, repair faulty equipment, reduce noisy and wasteful flaring, and capture natural gas emissions. These emissions include methane, a greenhouse gas…

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