House to Vote Week of June 22 on Rescinding Trump Methane Rule

June 10, 2021, 5:53 PM

U.S. House to vote the week of June 22 on legislation that would rescind a Trump administration rule that made it harder for the EPA to limit leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas wells, according to a letter from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the measure on Thursday by a vote of 30-22
  • NOTE: Trump’s methane rule, finalized in 2020, ended methane-specific emission limits at new oil and gas wells, while removing additional curbs on leaks of smog-causing volatile organic compounds from gas transmission and storage equipment.
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