Colorado says it has cut methane leaks as Trump eases U.S. rules

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Colorado says it has cut methane leaks as Trump eases U.S. rules

State’s inspection program began in 2014
Natural gas is burned off near pumps in Watford City, N.D., in 2014. As President Donald Trump rolls back some Obama-era rules on climate-changing methane pollution, Colorado officials say their regulations have reduced oil field leaks. A report released Thursday shows required state inspections helped find and repair 73,000 methane leaks over three years.

Colorado says it has cut methane leaks as Trump eases U.S. rules

Natural gas is burned off near pumps in Watford City, N.D., in 2014. As President Donald Trump rolls back some Obama-era rules on climate-changing methane pollution, Colorado officials say their regulations have reduced oil field leaks. A report released Thursday shows required state inspections helped find and repair 73,000 methane leaks over three years.
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