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US Proposes Sharp Cut in Methane Emissions

The Obama administration is proposing a requirement to force the energy industry to cut dangerous methane emissions nearly in half over the next decade. The White House said Wednesday it will offer rules under the country's clean air law in the coming months that would trim the emissions by 40 to 45 percent below their 2012 level. Methane emissions are only a small part - perhaps two percent - of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions threatening the world's climate. But methane is more...

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