Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Illogical, Devastating Rule To Roll Back Regulations On Methane Emissions

August 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would implement a new illogical and devastating rule to roll back regulations on methane emissions:

“This illogical and devastating rule to weaken one of the most important regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions would be a dagger in the heart of efforts to preserve the planet. The Trump administration’s proposed rollback of these regulations—which oil and gas companies actually support—would be another, horrifying blow to our already-imperiled environment. There is no sense in denying methane’s significant role in the climate crisis. Senate Democrats will fight to repeal these new regulations through our Congressional Review Act authority.” 

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