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Collins Backs Democrats’ Push to Ax Trump Methane Emissions Rule

April 21, 2021, 12:50 AM

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will back Senate Democrats’ push to ax a Trump administration methane-emissions rule, easing the path to passage in the legislature’s upper chamber.

The rule ends limits on methane emissions from new oil and gas wells while removing additional curbs on leaks of smog-causing volatile organic compounds from gas transmission and storage equipment.

Democrats are pushing a resolution (S. J. Res. 14) to roll back the regulation using the Congressional Review Act, a law that allows Congress to repeal rules issued in the waning days of a previous administration. Congressional Review Act legislation can’t be...

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