Methane Regulations Add to the Price Tag of the Administration’s Climate Plan

The Obama Administration recently announced plans to regulate methane emissions from the energy industry. The goal of the proposal is to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector 40 percent to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. Congress should do everything in its power to stop these regulations, including prohibiting any federal government agency from regulating methane, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gas emissions; using the Congressional Review Act when applicable to stop any final regulations; and using its budgetary authority to strip funding for the promulgation and enforcement of climate regulations.

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