"U.S. House Votes to Block Climate Rules, Using Critical Budget Bill"

"Lawmakers voted to block funding for enforcement of two Obama-era climate change rules, one involving methane from the oil and gas industry."

"The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to cut funding from key climate protection rules and rejected an attempt to save regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency from being closed.

But lawmakers voted against an amendment to cut $1.9 billion from the EPA's budget, which would have dealt a devastating blow to the beleaguered agency.

Offered by Rep. Ralph Norman, a Republican from South Carolina, the amendment's cuts would have come close to the 31 percent reduction sought by President Donald Trump. The House bill does cut more than $530 million from the agency's $8 billion budget, slashing it to less than the agency was spending in 2006."

Georgina Gustin reports for InsideClimate News September 13, 2017.

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/14/2017