The Senate voted to reinstate Obama-era regulations and safeguards designed to limit methane pollution. Three Republicans joined Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in voting to repeal the Trump administration’s loosening of leak detection and methane capture requirements via the Congressional Review Act. Methane, an extremely-potent heat trapping gas, is the primary ingredient of so-called natural gas. Atmospheric methane levels surged last year, amidst pandemic-related shutdowns. (New York Times $, AP, CNN, E&E $, CNBC, NPR, Washington Post $, The Hill, Wall Street Journal $, Rolling Stone, FT $, InsideClimate News, LA Times $, S&P Global, Bloomberg $, Reuters, Washington Examiner)