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(CNBC)   Because Of Course He Did #43629847: repealing requirements to monitor pipelines for methane leaks   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Methane, Natural gas, climate-warming methane gas emissions, Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Fossil fuel, Trump administration, Environmental Protection Agency's new rule  
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2020-08-13 9:07:54 PM  
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2020-08-13 10:27:08 PM  
I really hope that the companies/industries that he's doing this sort of stuff to understand that if he loses in November they'll have to resume the same sorts of things that he let them stop doing, and that it's not worthwhile to disassemble their internal divisions just to have to rebuild them again.

But that said I'm also a pessimist.
 
2020-08-14 2:22:05 AM  
Just because the federal government doesn't require monitoring doesn't mean you can get liability insurance unless you prove that you comply with state of the art procedures. Consider how many insurance companies covering property losses in Beirut are going to go bankrupt and then tell me about how that industry doesn't care about minimizing risk.
 
2020-08-14 2:25:26 AM  
I will say one thing about the Obama rollbacks - we sure know now how much he accomplished for the greater good. I have seen many of his policies overturned (unfortunately) but damn! He got lot of good shiat done. I hope most of it can be restored in the future.
 
2020-08-14 2:25:35 AM  
Good Luck With That, companies who bite.
 
2020-08-14 2:26:52 AM  

TWX: I really hope that the companies/industries that he's doing this sort of stuff to understand that if he loses in November they'll have to resume the same sorts of things that he let them stop doing, and that it's not worthwhile to disassemble their internal divisions just to have to rebuild them again.

But that said I'm also a pessimist.


They're just going to complain that it'll take years to rebuilt that monitoring infrastructure so they'll need the restored regulations to phase in over three to five years before they fully take effect.  Then, when the regulation to come back into effect, they'll say that no one makes the appropriate monitoring equipment for their current infrastructure anymore and they'll need exemptions for their old equipment and tax breaks to relieve the cost of phasing in new equipment.
 
2020-08-14 2:27:22 AM  
He probably heard that heat kills the coronavirus. So the reality he is benevolent and saving us all
 
2020-08-14 2:34:45 AM  
He's getting paid to do this shiat. He doesn't give one fark.
 
2020-08-14 2:36:31 AM  

saturn badger: I will say one thing about the Obama rollbacks - we sure know now how much he accomplished for the greater good. I have seen many of his policies overturned (unfortunately) but damn! He got lot of good shiat done. I hope most of it can be restored in the future.


The Greater Good.
 
2020-08-14 2:39:55 AM  
Trump is always decriminalizing crime.
He's weak on crime.

/militarize the EPA!
 
2020-08-14 2:48:04 AM  

TWX: I really hope that the companies/industries that he's doing this sort of stuff to understand that if he loses in November they'll have to resume the same sorts of things that he let them stop doing, and that it's not worthwhile to disassemble their internal divisions just to have to rebuild them again.

But that said I'm also a pessimist.


I think you'll find that they completely and irrevocably dismantled all monitoring infrastructure in 6 months, and it will take them at least 6 years to re-implement it.
 
2020-08-14 3:16:17 AM  
Trump is deliberately destroying every little thing he can to weaken America and it make it less safe. I wonder who could possibly be encouraging him to take such actions while convincing Republicans to stand aside while he wreaks havoc.
 
2020-08-14 3:21:05 AM  
argued that the changes will still allow for oil and natural gas wells to capture methane emissions.

I would love to see a natural gas well not capture methane.
 
2020-08-14 4:00:38 AM  

SomeFarkinFarmgirl: Trump is deliberately destroying every little thing he can to weaken America and it make it less safe. I wonder who could possibly be encouraging him to take such actions while convincing Republicans to stand aside while he wreaks havoc.


You guessed it......Frank Stallone.

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2020-08-14 4:16:16 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Just because the federal government doesn't require monitoring doesn't mean you can get liability insurance unless you prove that you comply with state of the art procedures. Consider how many insurance companies covering property losses in Beirut are going to go bankrupt and then tell me about how that industry doesn't care about minimizing risk.


Not sure how it works in Lebanon, but pay careful attention to the way you worded that:

"are going to go bankrupt"

and "declare bankruptcy" mean two entirely different things in the States.
 
2020-08-14 4:59:32 AM  
As is, there is very strong evidence that there is substantial leakage throughout the process, enough to make natural gas as bad for the climate as coal.

Fossil fuels are a Faustian bargain. No fossil fuels are clean.
 
2020-08-14 5:41:52 AM  
"So, how can I make this country even more of a disaster than I already am?"

IT'S NOT EVEN AN ETHOS, MAN!
 
2020-08-14 5:54:43 AM  
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"If only there were a monitoring system to prevent this from happening."
 
2020-08-14 6:28:37 AM  
MAGA - Make America Gassy Again?
 
2020-08-14 6:56:37 AM  
Global warming actually benefits Russia, and Trump does whatever Daddy Vladdy tells him to.
 
2020-08-14 7:07:43 AM  
If those can be repealed effective immediately, than they can be re-imposed effective immediately.

"Oh, no--you see it will take us time to install and calibrate the.."

Then you'll have to shut down until such time as you can monitor.

"That's unfair!  We'll lose money.  You'll ruin us!"

Then you should have run your business in such a way that this requirement is superfluous.  Isn't foresight and planning why the executive suite makes those big bucks?
 
2020-08-14 7:48:39 AM  
Terrorism.
 
2020-08-14 7:55:06 AM  

calufrax: saturn badger: I will say one thing about the Obama rollbacks - we sure know now how much he accomplished for the greater good. I have seen many of his policies overturned (unfortunately) but damn! He got lot of good shiat done. I hope most of it can be restored in the future.

The Greater Good.


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2020-08-14 10:17:02 AM  
Trump needs to do something bold, like remove speed limits on interstate highways and promise to build subsidized coal diesel plants in WV and PA.
That is both sarcasm and better ideas than his administration has had since he was a candidate.
If he even remotely GAF he would sneak renewable energy jerbs in with the coal diesel plants (sort of like what Perry did in Texas).
 
2020-08-14 10:28:59 AM  

Krieghund: TWX: I really hope that the companies/industries that he's doing this sort of stuff to understand that if he loses in November they'll have to resume the same sorts of things that he let them stop doing, and that it's not worthwhile to disassemble their internal divisions just to have to rebuild them again.

But that said I'm also a pessimist.

I think you'll find that they completely and irrevocably dismantled all monitoring infrastructure in 6 months, and it will take them at least 6 years to re-implement it.


That, and they were not reporting leaks. Various environmental charities report on leaks, and they do it at the risk of being labeled ecoterrorists. it's really shiatty in the real world.
 
2020-08-14 2:44:34 PM  

TWX: I really hope that the companies/industries that he's doing this sort of stuff to understand that if he loses in November they'll have to resume the same sorts of things that he let them stop doing, and that it's not worthwhile to disassemble their internal divisions just to have to rebuild them again.

But that said I'm also a pessimist.


And eschew the bonus some corporate level guy will get for the "savings" of downsizing?! Unpossible.


/ Quarterly profits uber alles!
// Luckily, there's no way this could come back to haunt them later.
/// Bellingham seen looking around nervously.
 
2020-08-14 6:22:09 PM  

SecondaryControl: If those can be repealed effective immediately, than they can be re-imposed effective immediately.



_____

Then, dammit.  "then they can"

/Nice catch, spellcheck.  From thn to wrong word.
 
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