2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) offered an amendment to H.R. 3055, an appropriations bill funding various government agencies, which would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing standards to reduce methane pollution from new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry. The EPA’s methane pollution rule would have required compliance with low-cost, proven safeguards that are critical to reducing methane’s contributions to climate change. The climate benefits were estimated to reach $170 million by 2025 while also curbing toxic air pollutants that contribute to smog and jeopardize the health of nearby communities, particularly the health of low income communities, communities of color, and Indigenous peoples who already bear a disproportionate burden of pollution. On June 20, the House rejected the Mullin amendment by a vote of 191-241 (House roll call vote 385). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.