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California Judge Retains BLM Methane Stay Suit, Bolstering Plaintiffs

September 08, 2017
A federal judge in California has refused the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) request to transfer litigation targeting its pause of key deadlines in a rule limiting “waste” methane from oil and gas facilities to the Wyoming district, a win for states and environmentalists challenging BLM's stay. The Sept. 7 ruling over the correct venue for the litigation, State of California, et al. v. BLM, et al. , is especially important for the plaintiffs because the judge overseeing the case,...

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