US Government Won't Look Into Gas and Oil Company Methane Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency has said it planned to scrap a rule that required operators of existing oil and gas wells to provide the agency extensive information about their equipment and methane emissions.
"The information request comprised of two parts: an "operator survey" that asked for basic information on the numbers and types of equipment at all onshore oil and gas production facilities in the US, and a "facility survey" asking for more detailed information on sources of methane emissions and emission control devices or practices in use by a representative sampling of facilities in several segments of the oil and gas industry". That information request was the agency's first step as it sought to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The information request was finalized in November, sparking pushback from the industry.
As part of its ongoing drive to dismantle Obama-era legislations, the Trump administration is expected to soon roll back federal regulations set on pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, according to media reports.
Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, gets released during the extraction process for oil and natural gas.
Strenuous Workout May Kill Male Sex Drive
This also doesn't mean a direct cause and effect, but rather that there is a connection between exercise and sex drive, they say. But the research also showed, as previous studies have, that light and moderate exercise was linked with a stronger libido.
The letter was signed by Paxton and the governors or attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia.
The decision, one of Pruitt's first since the Senate narrowly confirmed his nomination last month, underscores the former Oklahoma attorney general's deep, friendly ties to an industry he's now tasked with policing. In 2014, the New York Times reported that Pruitt accused the EPA of overestimating the quantity of methane emissions the oil and gas industry emits - claims he made by using a letter written by lawyers for a large oil and gas company.
Pruitt says that removing the reporting request signals that EPA under his leadership takes state concerns seriously and is "committed to strengthening our partnership with the states".
"The notion that EPA won't be collecting and monitoring data is cause for concern", Cullenward said.
Merkel offers Egypt help in stemming migration to Europe
Last year, Berlin spearheaded an European Union agreement with Ankara that helped sharply reduce the influx of migrants through Turkey and western Balkan countries.
Ten-man Real Madrid relinquish top spot after Las Palmas draw
In the second half, Bale picked up two bookings in quick succession after an uncharacteristic loss of discipline. You always need more time to recover, but it is what it is and we have to accept it.
Northwestern Basketball on Verge of Ending Long NCAA Tournament Drought
Taphorn needed to do one thing: his best Trevor Siemian impression and get the ball to Derek Pardon on the other end of the court. The Wildcats will play next year at Allstate Arena in Rosemont while their facility undergoes a $110 million renovation.
UFC 209 release hilarious promotion with Khabib Nurmagomedov
Asked to clarify his "fake fight" comments, Nurmagomedov (24-0) added: "I no understand this fight". "I do not think about him". So I can't imagine him not fighting the victor of that (Nurmagomedov/Ferguson). "And afterward, we'll see what happens".
Twitter to police abuse in major shift
Finally, Twitter says it will be more transparent about any abuse complaints you make to the company. Twitter has always been criticized for letting bullies, racism and misogyny proliferate on the site.
FCC Chairman Pledges to Undo Net Neutrality Rules
MWC Ajit Pai - chairman of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC - has outlined his vision of data networks in the United States. He replied: "As we say in the U.S. , these are business and political issues that are above my pay grade".
Senate Confirms Zinke to Interior Department, Advances Carson Nomination
Meanwhile, the state Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties each will nominate candidates to run in the special election. Ryan Zinke, a Republican congressman from Montana, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to head the Department of Interior.
DeVos disappoints on higher education, focuses on non-issues
The Education secretary's critics argue that this is a recipe for accelerating the resegregation of the American school system . If this is the kind of school choice that DeVos is hoping to bring nationwide, we are up a worse creek than previously thought.
Jurors in Cosby trial to come from outside suburban Philly court
McMonagle said Castor was attacked for saying he felt there was not enough evidence to prosecute Cosby in 2005. A woman who has only been identified as "Kacey" once worked as an assistant to Cosby's agent.
99-year-old granny gets 'arrested' to fulfill bucket list
The caption explained how Annie was nearly 100 years old and had always wanted to "experience a police cell from within". Known only as Annie, the pensioner looked delighted as she was handcuffed and detained by police in the Netherlands.
Feb 28 2017