Democratic News

May 10 2017

Cantwell Praises Senate For Saving The BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule

Senate Votes 51 - 49 For People Over Polluters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to prevent the use of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.

"We've had an explosion of natural gas and oil production in the last ten years. Making sure we update and keep in place a rule to adequately regulate the production of this resource, while cutting down on needless waste, is critically important. 

Special interests in Washington tried to override this common-sense rule, and today we stopped them in their tracks." Senator Cantwell said.

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