U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after it was announced that President Biden would be rolling out a “Methane Reduction Action Plan” that will impact nearly every sector in the economy.

“Biden’s new mantra should be economic death by overregulation. Biden’s wide-sweeping methane initiative was created behind closed-doors and is merely a guise for his newest expansion of government control,” Daines said.“With Biden’s new methane rules, every single sector of our economy and jobs can expect to be impacted from energy to agriculture to homebuilding, and Montanans will pay the price. Overregulation is not the answer to success, innovation is.”


This Congress, Daines has worked to promote made in Montana and made in America energy while prioritizing reducing emissions through innovation not regulation.

In October 2021, Daines pressed one of Biden’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to commit to using the role to ensure Montanans have access to affordable, reliable energy, even if that means utilizing oil, gas and coal.

In September 2021, Daines raised the importance of supporting Made in Montana and Made in America energy to avoid the kinds of energy shortages currently hitting Europe and ensuring Montanans have reliable access to affordable energy.

In February 2021, Daines introduced the “Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act” to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit.

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