Discussion: Interior Department To Reverse Obama Rule Restricting Methane Emissions

Re methane as a potent greenhouse gas.

“While CO2 persists in the atmosphere for centuries, or even millennia, methane warms the planet on steroids for a decade or two before decaying to CO2. In those short decades, methane warms the planet by 86 times as much as CO2, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”

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Mr. Mueller? Sir? Any chance of arresting Trump and his entire crime family this week? Rico Act Violation would be fine if Obstruction of Justice and Collusion take too long–

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If there was a map they’d be all over it.

“The previous administration scorned domestic energy development and crafted the prior rule to deliberately stifle” energy production, said Bishop, R-Utah.

No, the Obama administration just thought that public health (you know…people staying alive and not getting sick) and the environment where we all live and climate change that causes more major catastrophic events like hurricanes, are just as important as corporate profits. And Obama didn’t stifle domestic energy production - it increased during his time in office.

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I wish someone would restrict the methane emissions coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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[quote=“jmacaz, post:6, topic:68499, full:true”]
I wish someone would restrict the methane emissions coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
[/quote]It is a by-product of the other activity Trump is engaged in during his morning tweets.

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dangerous and damaging gassy emissions are the primary byproduct of this administration.

Make America Gassy Again!!!

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The public has 60 days to comment, with a final rule expected later this year.

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Trump has a yen for planetary suicide?

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Trump’s enemy list:

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Another win for those 6 million or so 3rd party voters. Great work, everyone.

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There are tinfoil types who think that Siberia is slated to become the world’s breadbasket. Doesn’t have to be realistic, just have to be enough people who think that way.

I really just don’t understand folks that seem not to give a shit about polluting. Do they throw their fast food trash out the window as they are driving through their neighborhood? Do they pour the used oil in their yard when they change their car oil? Or do they do that shit in someone else’s neighborhood? I just don’t understand. They really need to be forced to walk around China for a couple of weeks without a dust mask like this guy. Is this what they really want?

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Why are you calling Putin that name?

If things get too tough we’ll just build a wall and make Mexico provide the labor to plant and harvest our foods.

Oh, wait…

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Obama presided over the largest domestic oil production boom in US history after years of decline during George W. Bush, despite the canard that Obama was hostile to the industry. US production of oil and gas bypassed that of Russia and of Saudi Arabia during the Obama years, reducing our dependence on Middle Eastern oil, which was a major foreign policy goal and geopolitical strategy, one which made sense to anyone who actually bothered to place any value on the lives of our troops.

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If Mr Zinke had been paying more attention in 3rd grade, or the physics of scuba diving when he was a Navy Seal, he might have heard of this thing called science. Science tells us that the greenhouse impacts of methane are about 23 times more powerful than CO2. After all, there is little policy sense in accelerating the Sixth Great Extinction Event.

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I have a friend who got in on the fracking boom in Texas during that period. At the peak of his investment performance (about 18 months) each well was throwing off what amounted to $1,500 a year. Last year, he made about $70 per well.

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"The new rule will “promote investment in federal and tribal lands so that economies in the West can grow,”

Ah yes, it all comes back to the geographic cultural resentment war. “Why should we have to stop poisoning the environment if it means that we have to suffer a loss of jobs while the coastal liberal ELITES get rich?” Because poison, you fucking morons. Move if you have to.

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