The following is a statement by E&E Legal’s President Craig Richardson regarding the U.S. Senate’s failure today to repeal Obama’s methane rule:

We are deeply disappointed with the outcome of today’s methane rule vote in the Senate, a measure that is projected to cost $530 million annually by 2025.  This Obama-era centralized planning approach to the environment has proven disastrous for our economy, has eliminated jobs other than those of unelected bureaucrats in Washington, and most of all, does nothing to improve this nation’s air quality.  What’s even more disappointing is the defeat of the measure at the hands of a few who herald from traditionally conservative states – states that responded to President Trump’s promise to reduce government and restore our domestic energy capability.