Reinstating oil and gas methane rules a ‘no-brainer’

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats including New Mexico U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich pushed for the federal government to reinstate controls on methane emissions from oil and gas extraction operations after the administration of former-President Donald Trump sought to limit such regulations.

Heinrich led the group in introducing a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to cancel Trump’s cancellation of the 2012 and 2016 Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards which created

Heinrich was joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass) and Angus King (I-Maine) in a Wednesday press conference on the proposed resolution in Washington, D.C. ahead of a vote on the resolution.  

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