Chairs Rodgers and Johnson Announce Subcommittee Hearing on EPA’s Harmful Methane Regulations

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) today announced a subcommittee hearing titled "Protecting Clean American Energy Production and Jobs by Stopping EPA's Overreach.” 

“Maintaining America’s leadership in emissions reductions—while also ensuring people have access to affordable, clean energy—should be a top priority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unfortunately, recent steps taken by the agency will impose regulations on methane that stifle innovation, increase operational and energy costs, and dramatically expand the agency’s regulatory reach,” said Chairs Rodgers and Johnson. “These burdens will fall directly on American families and businesses, potentially jeopardizing thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in local economic development. This hearing is an opportunity to hold the EPA accountable for this harmful rush-to-green agenda. Additionally, members will have the opportunity to speak with industry experts about ways America can build on our strong record of environmental stewardship without impeding people’s lives or the futures they want to secure for themselves and their families.” 

Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing titled "Protecting Clean American Energy Production and Jobs by Stopping EPA's Overreach.”  

WHAT: A hearing to discuss EPA methane regulations and programs that will hurt American families, weaken businesses, and jeopardize our energy independence.  

DATE: Wednesday, January 10, 2024  

TIME: 10:00 A.M. 

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at