Jun 20, 2017

Trump admin to enforce Obama methane rule

Andrew Harnik / AP

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told senators Tuesday the Trump administration will be enforcing the Obama-era methane rule that targets harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, per the AP. The Trump administration is simultaneously trying to rework the rule to be more friendly to the industry and just last week announced it is delaying parts of the rule.

Why it matters: This is a rare example of the Trump administration implicitly conceding some regulation is worthwhile, even as it seeks wholesale rollbacks.

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