Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s recently announced methane emissions standards:

“It’s hard to find a policy more outrageous on its merits to American-produced energy than what the Obama Administration just proposed. These unreasonable limits on methane emissions proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are a prime example of illegitimate executive overreach. This policy will simply destroy thousands of jobs in my district and in any energy-producing region that is literally powering our country. President Obama’s regulations are a punch in the gut to our oil and gas workers who are already reeling, and the House will fight back against this regulatory grandstanding that will only end up destroying oil and gas jobs across our communities.”