Methane Emissions

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management has postponed regulations on these methane-emitting flares.

The Trump Administration Postpones Regulation on Methane and, Subsequently, Toxic Pollutants

It is the second attempt this week to repeal Obama-era rules on lowering methane emissions.

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015.

EPA Wants to Extend a Methane Rule Pause From 90 Days to 2 Years

Environmental groups argue it will protect the oil and gas industries while harming residential communities.  

Flared natural gas is burned off at the Deadwood natural gas plant on February 5, 2015 in Garden City, Texas. Flaring is another way methane is released during natural gas drilling.

Lawsuit From Environmental Groups Challenges EPA's Methane Rule Pause

The six groups say it is in violation of the Clean Air Act.

The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is booming on March 24, 2014, near Lost Hills, California.

Senate Rejects Resolution to Remove Methane Emissions Regulations

Environmental organization Friends of the Earth: “Today’s victory against Trump’s plan to hand our public lands to Big Oil is a win for the American people.”

President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

The president did say that for every new regulation, he’d remove at least two.