EPA chief: Agency to reconsider methane emissions rule

CNN: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told oil and gas industry leaders that the agency will reconsider its methane emissions rule following a petition from industry leaders, a move decried by environmentalists. The move will reconsider an Obama-era regulation meant to curb methane emissions from new oil and gas wells. The ultimate purpose of the rule was reducing the US impact on climate change. During the "reconsideration process," the agency is placing a 90-day stay on oil and gas companies compliance on the rule, which was one of several rules President Donald Trump asked the EPA to review in an executive order last month. Pruitt informed the oil and gas industry of the move in a letter Wednesday to the American Petroleum Institute, the Texas Oil and Gas Association, among others.

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