Senate votes to restore gas, oil emission rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Senate on Wednesday approved a measure to restore an Obama-era rule cracking down on methane emissions in the oil and gas industries.

The move is part of the Biden administration’s push to combat climate change.

It was a mostly party-line vote with 52 in favor and 42 opposed.

Republican Senators Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and Rob Portman sided with Democrats to approve the resolution.

It now moves to the House of Representatives.

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