Oil and gas companies and Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Main joined U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s (D-NM) efforts to restore federal controls on methane emissions from oil and gas operations, a reversal of multiple regulatory rollbacks enacted by former-President Donald Trump.

Heinrich and a group of Senate Democrats previously introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review Act, seeking to rescind the Trump administration’s cancellation of policies of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that saw it regulating methane released from multiple sectors of the oil and gas supply chain.

The resolution would reinstate the 2012 and 2016 Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) enacted under Trump’s predecessor former-President Barack Obama that added requirements for operators to capture gas and increase reporting for methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitting from extraction operations….

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