House Approves Resolution to Repeal BLM Methane Rule

The House passed a resolution (H.J. Res. 36) to repeal the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s methane waste prevention ruleusing the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The CRA allows the House and Senate to nullify any recently finalized federal regulation by a simple majority vote in both chambers (subject to presidential approval).

If approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, the resolution will completely nullify the rule, and BLM will not be able to issue a revised or modified version.

Read more about the methane waste rule in our Climate Regulation Database→