Lankford, Mullin and others fight latest EPA rules targeting oil and gas



U.S. Sens. James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin were among those forming a coalition of Republican lawmakers in introducing a bill to overturn the President’s environmental regulations targeting oil and gas drilling.

Their bill targets the EPA’s rules that were finalized last year to curb methane and other air pollutants.

“Oklahomans don’t need another high-priced green energy policy from the White House. The EPA’s new emission guidelines are an attack on American energy producers that will make prices increase yet again,” Senator Lankford said.

“Energy prices are already up over 30 percent under President Biden and this new rule promises to increase our energy prices even more. President Biden should focus on all of the above energy solutions that create more jobs and lower prices instead of killing jobs and increasing inflation.”

He and Sen. Mullin were part of the effort led by Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall in filing the Congressional Review Act in the Senate, claiming the administration only wants to jam more burdensome regulations on new and existing oil production.

“The Biden EPA’s new methane rule is harmful to Oklahoma’s manufactures and energy producers,” Senator Mullin said. “I am glad to join Sen. Marshall and my colleagues on this CRA to overturn this burdensome regulation and ensure access to affordable, abundant natural gas for all Americans.”

Those who joined Marshall contend the President’s pile-on of new regulatory burdens on oil producers will significantly increase the cost of oil business in the country. In the House, the similar effort is lead by U.S. Reps. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Tracey Mann (R-KS), and August Pfluger (R-TX).

“Energy costs have significantly risen nationwide and Americans are feeling it. Piling on regulatory burdens on the oil and natural gas industry at this time would only further exacerbate this trend,” Senator Marshall said.“The Biden Administration has taken their war on American  energy and oil producers too far. I will not bow down in this fight against strangling our producers with Washington D.C.’s red tape.”

You may click HERE to read Senator Marshall’s full CRA.