CENTER for METHANE EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS
Statement on Motion to Proceed to CRA Resolution on the BLM Methane Waste Rule
May 10, 2017
The methane mitigation industry is deeply appreciative of the vote in the Senate not to
proceed to the CRA resolution that would nullify the BLM Methane Waste Rule and prohibit
the Department of the Interior from improving the cost-effectiveness of the rule or issuing
any similar rule in the future.
It was truly courageous of Senators McCain, Graham, and Collins and all Democratic
Senators to stand up for good public policy in spite of a crushing lobbying campaign to get
them to vote “yes” on the motion to proceed and the resolution.
The result is that will be faster growth for the methane mitigation industry, more jobs, a
strengthening of our economic competitiveness in global markets, and much needed
incentives for the oil and gas industry to increase its energy efficiency and reduce its waste.