Democratic News

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court of California ruling that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must immediately implement the 2016 Methane Waste Prevention Rule:

“Secretary Zinke and President Trump may think they are above the law, but yesterday’s ruling on the BLM methane waste prevention rule makes it crystal clear they are not. Instead of wasting more taxpayer dollars on this ill-advised crusade, the administration must immediately start implementing this rule, protecting the public from unhealthy methane pollution and saving the American people money.”