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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

House Vote Blocks Funding for Obama-Era Methane Pollution Rule

From The Hill:
Lawmakers voted Wednesday to block implementation of a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution rule. 
The House voted 218-195 to strip funding for an Obama-era EPA effort to limit methane emissions from new oil and gas drilling sites. Eleven Republicans voted against the amendment, and 3 Democrats voted to block funding for the regulation. 
“This rule is currently facing litigation and uncertainty, and Congress must act to block this job-killing regulation estimated to cost the U.S. economy $530 million annually,” Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) said during debate on the measure last week. 
“Methane emissions from oil and natural gas have significantly declined in recent decades without multiple, overlapping federal regulations, and this is no exception.”
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