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Methane regulation 'rollbacks' actually reduce emissions


Last updated 12/24/2019 at 1:50pm

By Bob Beauprez

President Trump just proposed a small update to methane-emission regulations. But judging by the Democratic candidates' hyperbolic reactions, you'd think he personally assaulted Mother Earth.

Former congressman Beto O'Rourke attacked the president for rolling back regulations on "one of the most dangerous greenhouse gases."  Senator Kamala Harris warned the proposed change would be "so bad for our environment."  

These worrywarts need to take a few deep breaths. The proposed rule doesn't weaken environmental regulations -- it just makes them easier to follow. In fact, the...

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