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Trump administration to roll back rules on methane pollution; California threatens suit

A gas well in Erie, Colo. Emissions of methane, a potent gas for trapping heat in the atmosphere, have risen in Colorado and other states as energy production has grown.(Stephanie Davis / McClatchy-Tribune)

Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration plans to roll back regulations on leaks of natural gas from wells, pipelines and other equipment, a move that could significantly increase emissions that cause global warming. Opponents, including California and many environmental groups, have already said they will go to court to seek to block it.