Shell urges Trump to tighten greenhouse gas emission leak rules

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Shell urges Trump to tighten greenhouse gas emission leak rules

On Tuesday, the 12th of March 2019, the Royal Dutch Shell, a British-Dutch oil and gas company headquartered in Netherland and commonly known as Shell, had urged the Trump Administration to strict regulations on greenhouse gas emission from gas and oil productions, instead of weakening the policy as expected., Breaking a decade-old tradition, the Shell’s US County Chairman, Gretchen Watkins had called the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten legislations for greasing methane leaks, a prepotent greenhouse gas, while the Trump Administration appeared to be keeping the environmental polities at arm’s length.

More crucially, the former World Bank Chair had also resigned earlier this year saying that he had been experiencing deep differences with Trump administration on environmental protection issues.

Never the less, over the sidelines of HIS Markit’s CERAWeek Conference in Houston, the largest gathering of US oil and gas industries, urging Trump administration to firm methane emission rules, Watkins said in an interview, “It is a big part of the climate problem and frankly we can do more.

We don’t usually tell governments how to do their job but we’re ready to break with that and say, ‘Actually, we want to tell you how to do your job”.