File This Under ‘Encouraging’
Successfully defending the rule that restricts harmful methane emissions from oil and gas wells was a win for public health and for our climate. Energy firms now must catch methane that’s burned off where they drill. Repealing this rule was on the agenda of Republicans and the fossil fuel industry. The GOP’s failure to repeal this rule on Wednesday morning, in a 51-49 vote, came as a surprise even to them. Keep up the fight.