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The Trump administration rolled back the regulations last year, a move that was so controversial even some oil companies opposed it. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
The rule ends Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal.
Climate change activists had planned three days of protests and other events for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But with the coronavirus pandemic, they will be virtual.
Bob Murray rose from coal miner to executive and became an influential industry voice. Despite his role in crafting the Trump administration’s pro-coal policies, his own company is bankrupt.
The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama’s signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won’t slow the industry’s decline.
An Oregon company plans a new kind of nuclear power plant that many consider the future of the industry. It’s smaller and cheaper and could work well with renewable energy.
Nuclear power plants around the country are running out of room to store spent fuel. Federal plans for a permanent disposal site are stalled, so private companies are pitching their own solutions.
Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It’s part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.
President Trump and other Republicans are pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal plant in Kentucky. A major Trump backer supplies the plant with most of its coal.
As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.
Around the country, communities are learning their drinking water is polluted with a potentially harmful group of chemicals. The Trump Administration is working on a plan to manage them.