Democrats seek to overturn Trump-Era regulatory cutting rules


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., joined by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Left, and Sen. Martin Heinrich, DN.M., speak about legislation to reimpose regulations reviews for reducing methane pollution from oil and gas wells, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATE AT 7:55 PM PT – Saturday June 26, 2021

Congress has decided to overturn a Trump-era methane rule. The House voted on the resolution on Friday, giving final approval to overturn the rule.

In addition, it ends the requirements for drilling companies to report methane leaks. The resolution passed largely along party lines.

The rule was put in place in 2016 by then-President Obama and was part of President Trump’s promise to make US energy independent by reducing regulations.

The resolution was approved under the Congressional Review Act, which allowed Congress to overturn the regulations put in place.

“Congress has just won its first bipartisan climate victory,” said Fred Krupp, chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund. “Methane control is a winning proposition for everyone because it reduces pollution and reduces waste. “

The resolution is now heading to Joe Biden’s office where he is expected to sign it.

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