Curbs on methane, potent greenhouse gas, to be relaxed in U.S.

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LISA FRIEDMAN and CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES – The Trump administration laid out on Thursday a far-reaching plan to cut back on the regulation of methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule aims to eliminate federal requirements that oil and gas companies install technology to detect and fix methane leaks from wells, pipelines and storage facilities. It would also reopen the question of whether the E.P.A. had the legal authority to regulate methane as a pollutant …

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