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OBAMA TELLS OIL & GAS COMPANIES TO GET A GRIP ON METHANE EMISSIONS


For the second Friday in a row, seeking to cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration proposed updating 30-year-old rules governing fossil fuel extraction.

Last week, it was halting leases to coal companies on federal land while the Department of Interior reviews its policies. Today, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell proposed rules aimed at curbing methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations, which would limit gas flaring and force companies to capture leaking methane, raising the cost of fracking on public land.


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