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Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emissions rules in letter to EPA



FILE PHOTO: The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo/File Photo

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) filed a letter with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in support of methane gas emission rules put in place under the Obama administration.

The Trump administration in September proposed weakening requirements for repairing leaks of the greenhouse gas in drilling operations in a step toward rolling back an Obama-era policy to combat climate change.

Reporting by Jennifer Hiller; Editing by Tom Brown