In interview with the Atlantic Jim Mattis shies away from making any sweeping judgments about the president’s leadershipSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.58pm BST The Trump administration is expected to announce today that it will loosen regulations on the powerful greenhouse gas methane.The Wall Street Journal reports: The proposed plan would do away with Obama-era requirements for the industry to install technologies that monitor and limit leaks from new wells, tanks and pipeline networks and to more frequently inspect for leaks.
It would also forestall legal requirements that would have forced the EPA to set rules on emissions from thousands of pre-existing wells and industry sites. 2.42pm BST MSNBC announced that several presidential candidates have signed on for the network’s climate change forum, which will be held on Sept. 19 and 20.Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are among the Democratic presidential contenders who have said they will participate, but other top-polling candidates appear to have declined the invitation. Continue reading…
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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington
Publish date : 2019-08-29 13:58:03
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