Trump Administration Announces Extension of Oil & Gas Moratorium

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President Trump Eases Methane Monitoring Rules

The Trump administration is abandoning Obama administration curbs on methane leaks from oil and gas wells. Methane is the chief component of natural gas, making it a valuable energy source and commodity. Yet it is also a climate menace—a powerful heat-trapping pollutant estimated to be roughly 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming


Trump Administration Cuts Royalty Rates for Oil and Gas

The Trump administration has started giving energy companies temporary breaks on royalties they must pay for oil and gas extracted from federal lands because of the coronavirus pandemic despite criticism that the move is a handout to the industry and will mean less money for state and local governments. Government data shows companies in Utah