Bennet Statement on Trump Rollback of EPA Methane Rule

Denver — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is planning to rollback the EPA methane rule this week:  

"By rolling back the EPA’s protections against methane pollution, the Trump Administration continues its ideological assault on our health, environment, and economy. Colorado was the first state to issue methane pollution limits for oil and gas production, setting a standard for innovative, forward-looking policy for the rest of the country. With each rollback, President Trump betrays the hard work of local leaders in Colorado and across the country, drags us further behind in the urgent fight against climate change, and threatens our children's health and future." 

Bennet has consistently pushed back on the Trump Administration's efforts to repeal environmental protections—from the BLM Methane Rule to the Clean Power Plan