August 18, 2015

Manchin Statement on EPA Proposed Methane Emissions Rule

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed methane emissions regulations for oil and natural-gas drilling.
“More overreach from the EPA is the last thing we need right now,” Senator Manchin said. “This Administration has already taken an ax to our coal jobs, and now it is targeting our thriving natural gas industry, which has already made significant progress in reducing methane emissions. By overregulating natural gas production, these unnecessary EPA regulations will raise costs, threaten jobs and make it difficult for us to move forward on a very promising resource. As I always have, I will continue to fight these harmful EPA rules and promote an all-of-the-above energy policy so that we can continue to develop our natural resources, achieve energy independence and save good-paying jobs.”