Waterkeeper Alliance

Repeal of the Methane Rule Fails



We are writing to share todayís good news regarding a significant victory for the environment and our climate - the rejection of the repeal of the methane rule.


The Senateís 51-to-49 vote this morning marked the first time since President Trumpís election that an attempt by Congress to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn an Obama-era rule failed.


This victory results from the work of many stakeholders and advocates - including Waterkeeper Alliance and local Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates - that mobilized broad opposition to a regulatory repeal whose sole purpose was to benefit the interests of the fossil fuel industry. Big thanks also go to Senators Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham and John McCain, who crossed the aisle to put the interests of American citizens over Big Oil & Gas profits!


Without the methane rule, an estimated 175,000-180,000 tons of methane (a greenhouse gas that traps 86 times more heat than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period) would have been released annually into the atmosphere, drastically hindering our efforts to combat climate change and resulting impacts to water quality around the globe.


Waterkeeper Alliance is keeping diligent watch over attempts by Congress and the Trump administration to roll back our environmental protections, but we need your help. Will you consider making a donation today in support of strong environmental protections?


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