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Trump Administration Expected To Ease Oversight Of Methane Regulations

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The Trump administration is expected to further ease oversight of the oil and gas industry's emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposal as soon as Thursday that would roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks at oil and gas facilities.

NPR correspondent Jeff Brady (@jeffbradynews) reports on how the new rules may be implemented.

This segment aired on August 29, 2019.

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