GOP House Natural Resources Committee Chair Readies Bill To Undo Coal And Methane Pollution Regulations

The Hill reports:

House Republicans are preparing to vote next week on two resolutions undoing pollution rules issued in the closing months of the Obama administration. Two Interior Department rules — one protecting streams from coal mining waste and another to cut methane emissions at oil and natural gas drilling sites — are the targets of Congressional Review Act resolutions due up in the House next week.

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, called the rules “abusive, last minute regulations.” “Congress has an obligation to ensure executive actions are consistent with congressional intent, and that agencies operate in accordance with their statutory mandate,” he said on Friday. “When they don’t, and in this case they haven’t, it is our responsibility to act.”