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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