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Methane rules for public lands voted down in U.S. House

Author: Joey Bunch - February 3, 2017 - Updated: February 3, 2017

The U.S. House voted Friday morning, 221 to 191, to repeal new rules that require those who operate drilling wells on public lands to capture leaked or vented methane. The  Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Waste Rule put a stop to companies venting the wells into the atmosphere, a practice that was defended by industry in hearings and a […]

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.