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More methane: Interior eases rules curbing leaks from oil and gas leases on federal land

In the fourth rollback of a major federal climate rule in less than two months, the Interior Department eased requirements Tuesday that oil and gas firms operating on federal and tribal land capture t…

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EPA set to ease rules on methane leaks for oil and gas companies

A rollback of Obama-era rules for oil and gas companies that were designed to limit methane emissions are expected to be announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, in the Trump …

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UPDATE 2-Indonesia pushes back coal, palm oil insurance rules to Feb 2019

JAKARTA, July 26 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s trade ministry has decided to postpone for six months the application of rules requiring coal and crude palm oil export shipments to use Indonesian insurance, …

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From China To Michigan, Elon Musk Rules The Twittersphere

After Elon Musk concluded a deal to build a manufacturing plant in Shanghai this week, he flew to Beijing to talk with Chinese leaders about weightier matters — things like peaceful coexistence, the future of humanity, and preventing an environmental catastrophe. Afterward he tweeted, “Excellent meetings with senior leaders in China. Very thoughtful about the long-term future.”

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Same Car Companies Slashing Away At EPA Emissions Rules Are Promoting Electric Cars

fast charging networkThe same companies behind the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have created a new campaign to educate consumers about the advantages of electric cars. Are they the world’s biggest hypocrites?

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Ex-Colorado oil and gas regulator drills into new pipeline rules

He spent four years as director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), from … There’s much, much more integrity monitoring [to check for leaks]. It used to be an annual pressure test or [using sensors for] continuous monitoring.

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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

But in early March, the number of drilling rigs used in the Gulf was just 14, compared with 145 at the industry’s peak in 2000. The downturn was set off by a drop in oil prices, competition from fracking and other sources and, local businesses will tell …

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Indonesia eyes lax palm oil rules in EU trade deal: leak

Palm oil giant Indonesia is pressing the European Union to abandon plans to apply strict environmental standards to the sector and silence “negative” criticism about the commodity, documents obtained by AFP have revealed. The papers, marked “not for …

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Trump Takes Aim at Obama-Era Rules on Methane Leaks and Gas Flaring

The methane rules were designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, capture fuel the oil and gas industry could sell … to wipe out the requirements that operators monitor and detect leaks of methane, the main component of natural gas, and capture and …

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Trump tearing up fracking rules on federal lands

They would have stipulated careful treatment of wastewater flowing back out of the ground after injection, insisting that it be stored in aboveground storage tanks rather than in pits. Given that many of the most disturbing fracking accidents occurred in …

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