Murkowski Expresses Disappointment After Methane Resolution Fails to Advance

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after H.J. Res 36, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution to overturn the Obama administration’s “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation” methane regulation narrowly failed to advance to full debate in the Senate.

“I am disappointed that we were unable to reach agreement to overturn this regulation,” Murkowski said. “BLM’s rule is not necessary, not part of its core mission, and it will create higher economic costs, reduce jobs and revenues, and weaken our energy security. I commend Sen. Barrasso for his leadership on this resolution and look forward to working with him and the administration to identify a better path forward on this rule.”                                     

Murkowski is chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and cosponsored the Senate version of this disapproval resolution (S.J. Res. 11).