Time Running Out for US Methane Regulation Change.
The US Senate has just days to pass a resolution undoing a major Obama administration methane regulation, The Hill reports.
Under the terms of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the Senate has until Thursday to pass a bill undoing the Bureau of Land Management's methane rule or it stays on the books.
Senate leadership has said they want to bring the bill to the floor before time runs out, though as of Monday afternoon they had yet to put it on the schedule.
Several issues are complicating the bill's path forward. Two Republicans have already indicated their opposition to the measure, while four others are publicly undecided. If any of those four oppose the resolution, it cannot pass.
Furthermore, a group of at least three Midwestern Republican senators put pressure on leadership by asking for a resolution to an ethanol policy dispute before the methane vote.
Most Democrats are expected to vote against the bill should it come to the floor (although two -- Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- are undecided).
By The Hill
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