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  Donald Trump's Administration Wants to Let Oil and Gas Companies Emit a Lot More Methane
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Last EditedRP  Sep 11, 2018 08:49am
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AuthorTom McKay
News DateTuesday, September 11, 2018 02:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionMethane is a potent greenhouse gas, with an estimated pound-for-pound emissions impact 25 times greater than carbon dioxide over a century-long timescale. So it’s hardly a surprise that the climate-change-denying crew in the White House has decided we need plenty more of it in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Per a Monday report in the New York Times, Donald Trump’s administration appears to be yet again doing the gas and oil industry’s bidding, weakening rules that require routine testing and repairs to minimize methane leaks the energy industry says are “costly and burdensome.”
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