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States' Suit Aims To Force EPA Methane Rule For Existing Oil & Gas Sites

April 05, 2018
More than a dozen Democratic states and cities are suing EPA to force issuance of first-time standards to limit methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations, claiming the agency has a Clean Air Act mandate to issue such rules after finalizing methane standards for new oil and gas sites but is “unreasonably” delaying such a policy. The April 5 lawsuit , led by New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman (D), argues that the need for EPA to “proceed...

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