Senate Votes to Reinstate Methane Rules Loosened by Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are moving to reinstate regulations designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields.
It's part of a broader effort by the Biden administration to combat climate change.
The Senate approved a resolution Wednesday that would undo an environmental rollback by President Donald Trump.
The rule relaxed requirements of a 2016 Obama administration rule targeting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.
Democrats and environmentalists called the rollback egregious, noting that methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
The measure overturning the Trump-era rule now goes to the House, where approval is expected.
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