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Senate votes against repealing Obama-era methane rule
5/11/2017
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The Senate failed to overturn the Obama administration's rule limiting methane emissions from drilling on federal lands as three Republican senators voted in favor of maintaining the restrictions. "While I am concerned that the BLM rule may be onerous, passage of the resolution would have prevented the federal government, under any administration, from issuing a rule that is 'similar,'" said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who voted against the resolution.

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