Why Trump’s Rollback of Obama’s Methane Regs is a Good Thing

At a ceremony in Pittsburgh last week, federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Administrator Andrew Wheeler unveiled two new rules for the oil and natural gas industry that removes ineffective and duplicative methane detection requirements while streamlining others (see EPA Rolls Back Obama Methane Overregulation at Pittsburgh Ceremony). The histrionics by the environmental left was predictable. They’re stroking out. Without reason. The methane emissions rules Obama inflicted on the nation on his way out the door in 2016 added insanely high costs to fossil fuel companies with “almost no” benefits to the environment.

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