Morning Call Op-ed: Why rollback of methane rules is catastrophic

As huge swaths of the nation deal with wildfires, hurricanes, excessive heat and flooding, it is clear we must immediately implement policies to fight climate change and protect our communities.

Yet as we’re experiencing what many experts say are the early impacts of the mankind-created climate crisis across the country, many politicians are working overtime to move us further in the wrong direction.

A clear and recent example of this is the Trump administration’s catastrophic rollback of methane rules that will increase emissions of this potent greenhouse gas by eliminating oversight of hundreds of thousands of gas and oil facilities while loosening regulations.

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