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Senate restores Obama-era regulation of methane emissions

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) participate in a news conference about the Senate vote on methane regulation outside of the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to reverse former President Donald Trump‘s move to weaken Obama-era regulations designed to reduce climate-changing methane emissions from oil and gas fields. 

The 52-42 vote sets up the first official reinstatement of one of more than 100 climate regulations dismantled by the Trump administration. Regulating methane, a primary component of natural gas, is critical for advancing President Joe Biden‘s…



Source cnbc.com

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