Effort to Overturn Methane Regulation Fails in Senate

11 May 2017   Climate, USA

Republican efforts to quickly repeal an environmental regulation from the Obama administration failed Wednesday, the first vote to not pass in the new Congress. Three Republican senators and all 48 members of the Senate’s Democratic caucus blocked a procedural vote on a bill to quash a regulation issued by President Barack Obama to cut the oil-and-gas industry’s emissions of methane on federal lands. The Obama…

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