Trump Rolling Back Obama’s Wild Overregulation of Methane

The Obama years were a disaster for the country in general, and the oil and gas industry (all coal) in particular. One of the egregious examples of overregulation under Obama (wild, far-out overregulation) was reducing so-called fugitive methane (CH4)–preventing teeny tiny leaks of methane from pipelines, wellheads, etc. Obama’s Stalinist EPA put in place expensive requirements to capture nearly every last molecule of CH4–making it uneconomical for many drillers and pipeline companies, driving them from the industry. The Trump Administration is correcting many of the egregious regulations of the Obama era. On Monday, Team Trump floated reworked (relaxed) regs for methane emissions.

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