US Proposing Easing Rules on Climate-Changing Oil Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency's move would be the latest in a series by the administration easing Obama-era emissions controls on the oil, gas and coal industries.

  • Published 29 August 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies could face far looser oversight of emissions of potent climate-changing methane gas under a proposal expected from the Trump administration, oil industry and environmental groups said. The government's plan would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them. The Environmental Protection Agency's move would be the latest in a series by the administration easing Obama-era emissions controls on the oil, gas… Read at AP News