Trouble brews in Texas as Dems gear up to tighten pollution rules

Tougher regulations — and the rise of renewables — signal tough times for U.S.'s biggest oil patch

. . . . This is what happens when pollution rules are lax: Methane, which is 80 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO₂ in its first 20 years, is back big-time in the U.S.’s largest oil patch after a Covid-induced break. Flaring or release of excess gases was freed up during the Trump administration, which is part of the reason the Permian Basin …

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