The Senate gave people and birds us another great victory when they voted earlier against repealing a rule to limit methane waste on federal and tribal lands. Republican Senators John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC) and Susan Collins (ME) joined all Democratic Senators to vote against the repeal.
The methane rule simply requires oil and gas producers to use widely-available, cost-effective technology to reduce methane leaks. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, contributing to global warming. More than $330 million worth of valuable natural gas currently is wasted on public and tribal lands each year. By the way, this also means that American taxpayers would have lost out on $800 million in royalties over the next decade if this rule was overturned.
You helped bring about the conservation victories when you advocated for strong federal funding. Your voice was heard! Thank you.