McCarthy comments on bill to overturn emissions rule

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on House passage of a resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s methane emissions rule:

“Perhaps no industry in America has been more overregulated in recent years than energy. The venting and flaring rule is extremely costly, threatens thousands of energy jobs and adds hundreds of millions of dollars in costs to America’s energy industry.

“There are less costly and more efficient ways to achieve environmental protection without devastating American jobs and energy production. Small, family-owned businesses operating marginal wells out west would suffer in particular, and many could be forced to close. “

Overturning this rule is yet another way Republicans are making Washington work for the people again.”

McCarthy represents most of Kern?County, including the Indian Wells Valley.

Story First Published: 2017-02-10