Senate Restores Obama Era Methane Regulations Using Congressional Review Act

Senate Restores Obama Era Methane Regulations Using Congressional Review Act

Using a rare procedure that allows Congress to reverse rules made late in a President’s term, the Senate has approved a bill restoring methane rules that were previously rolled back by President Trump. The old rules targeted methane leaks from new wells and pipelines and reduced a huge percentage of methane emissions.

Why This Matters: The Trump administration’s rollbacks cost the U.S. much-needed time to cut its carbon emissions.

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