Sen. Susan Collins joins Dems to undo President Trump’s methane policies

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 20: Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) listens to testimony from members of the Biden administration during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden cabinet members, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, testified about the American Jobs Plan, the administration's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that has yet to win over a single Republican in Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 20: Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) listens to testimony from members of the Biden administration during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Republican Senator Susan Collins (Maine) has joined Democrats to overturn a Trump administration rollback of methane emissions.

This week, the GOP senator said she will co-sponsor legislation to axe the Trump-era rule by using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The CRA would allow Congress to get rid of regulations completed in the prior 60 legislative days.

CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: A POLARIZING FILTER WAS USED IN THE CREATION OF THIS IMAGE) A chimney is seen emitting steam on April 11, 2006, Cheshire, England. The world's population is more environmentally aware now than ever with emissions being cut and rubbish recycling at it's highest. However experts have announced that current levels of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are higher now than at any time in the past 650,000 years. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The rule had eased regulations on U.S. energy producers as part of President Trump’s greater effort to roll back a series of Obama-era policies. It lifted requirements to monitor and limit methane leaks from wells, pipelines and other operations.

Collins has joined Democrats to once again limit methane emissions as they battle so-called climate change.

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