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In surprise vote, Senate keeps Obamas methane rules in place

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 12, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified May 11, 2017

In a stunning win for environmental activists, the U.S. Senate voted against repealing the BLM methane rule, passed during the Obama administration, which limits methane pollution on public land. Overturned with a 51-49 vote, the deciding “No” was from Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), lawmakers can overturn the rules of a previously instated administration within the first sixty days of their enactment. Because of this, Congress has voted 13...





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