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Senate Votes to Restore Obama-era Limits on Methane Gas Emissions

The measure still must pass the House

The Senate voted on Wednesday to restore an Obama-era regulation that imposed limits on methane leaks from oil and gas operations.

The move marks both the first major congressional rebuke of former president Donald Trump’s environmental policies, and a step forward for the Biden administration’s ambitious climate agenda.

“We have to stop lighting the matches of methane pollution,” Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said at a news conference Wednesday morning.

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