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States Say EPA's Court Loss Proves Methane NSPS Delay Proposals Unlawful

August 11, 2017
Correction Appended A coalition of state attorneys general (AG) is charging EPA's proposed two-year delay of Obama-era methane limits for new oil and gas drilling operations is “blatantly unlawful” because it suffers from the same “fatal defect” as the agency's 90-day administrative stay of the standards recently vacated by a federal appellate court. The coalition, led by California AG Xavier Becerra (D), also argues EPA cannot pursue other authorities to delay the rule, including a section of the Administrative...

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