The Trump administration finalized a rollback of Obama-era limits on methane that is leaked, vented or flared from oil and gas wells on federal lands, part of a one-two punch on regulations designed to curb the release of the potent greenhouse gas. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a final rule taking aim at regulations mandating that oil and gas companies drilling on public and tribal lands reduce methane pollution. It follows a proposal last week from the Environmental Protection Agency to push back on similar rules on private lands. “The Trump Administration is committed to innovative regulatory improvement and environmental stewardship,” said Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt. The move scraps a requirement that energy companies seek out and repair […]