2021 Scorecard Vote
Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) sponsored S.J. Res. 14, the Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule to roll back the 2016 methane standards for new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry is the largest source of industrial methane pollution, causing almost 25% of the climate change we currently experience. S.J. Res. 14 eliminated this dangerous rule and allowed the EPA to move quickly on stronger safeguards against methane pollution, which will slow climate change and mitigate hazardous air pollutants that affect our communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color living on the frontlines of oil and gas drilling and processing. On June 25, the House approved S.J. Res. 14 by a vote of 229-191 (House roll call vote 185). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Biden signed S.J. Res. 14 into law on June 30.