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Zinke pledges to enforce Obama-era methane rule amid rewrite


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will enforce an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, even as it seeks to rewrite the rule to be more industry-friendly, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday.

Zinke told the Senate Energy Committee that Interior will enforce those parts of the methane regulation that have taken effect. The promise comes despite an announcement last week that Interior is postponing parts of the rule that take effect next year.

Under questioning from Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state,...

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