Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources faulted the funding cuts proposed for Native tribes, national parks and land conservation.
A methane explosion occurred in the Arctic more than 10,000 years ago — and it’s still leaking gas today.
The vote marks the first defeat for Congress efforts to repeal Obama-era environmental standards since Trump became president.
But they doubt that in a similar event today, the methane would reach the atmosphere.
The cars, outfitted with infrared laser technology, are surprisingly good at spotting the leaking greenhouse gas.
The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced it was withdrawing a request that operators of existing oil and gas wells provide the agency with extensive information about their equipment and its emissions of methane, undermining a last-ditch Obama administration climate change initiative. The EPA announcement was a first step towards reversing an Obama administration effort – which only got underway […]
The House action would repeal a regulation aimed at curbing “fugitive” methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands.
Congress is likely to move quickly.
The Montana congressman is also likely to face questions on his position on climate change.
If they are successfully torpedoed, Congress could prevent similar rules from being resurrected.