Exxon Mobil opposes weakening methane rules

|By:, SA News Editor

While the Trump administration has proposed weakening the requirements, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has sent a letter to the EPA in support of methane gas emission rules put in place under the Obama administration, Reuters reports.

Methane accounts for 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions but has more than 80 times the heat-trapping potential of carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after it escapes into the atmosphere.

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