President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill overturning a Trump-era environmental rule that eased restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Called S.J.Res. 14, the joint resolution nullifies the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review rule published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill overturning a Trump-era environmental rule that eased restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Called S.J.Res. 14, the joint resolution nullifies the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review rule published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 14, 2020. The Trump administration rule eliminated more stringent Obama-era regulations around the emissions of methane, a gas that scientists have said is more potent at trapping the earth’s heat. The EPA says methane has a “global warming potential” up to 36 times greater than carbon dioxide over 100 years. Democrats and environmentalists opposed President Donald Trump’s methane rule and said its removal would help the Biden administration to tackle climate change. “We’ve learned that methane is even more dangerous to the climate than we knew back then, in 2016—trapping much more heat” … …Read More

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