Bennet Statement on BLM Methane Rule Victory

Casts Deciding Vote to Protect Coloradan Communities

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today cast the deciding vote to protect the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.

"Today's vote is a victory for Colorado and the country," Bennet said. "Amid dysfunction in Washington, we were able to come together to prevent the rollback of a rule that protects families from harmful air pollution and ensures taxpayers receive a fair return on oil and gas resources. This win gives me some hope that Congress can make progress on addressing climate change and growing our clean energy economy in the future."

Bennet cast the fifty-first vote in a 49-51 vote count, defeating a resolution to repeal the methane rule. Yesterday, Bennet participated in a press conference with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Colorado's La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt to voice their strong support of the methane rule.