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EPA Proposes Flexible Landfill Methane Plan, But Delays Compliance Dates

August 22, 2019
EPA in a new proposed rule outlines flexible compliance options for states and industry to follow in a federal plan for limiting methane emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, but the rule may prove moot given the agency’s recent extensions of compliance dates for states to issue their own plans or face direct federal standards. The Aug. 22 proposal outlines a federal plan that would apply under a 2016 Obama-era Emissions Guidelines (EG) rule setting tougher curbs on landfill...

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