Several GOP States Challenge BLM Rule To Limit Natural Gas ‘Waste’

April 26, 2024
Four Republican-led states are launching a legal challenge to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule curbing “wasted” natural gas on federal lands, asserting the rule is unlawful because it is effectively an air pollution standard that is not supported by the agency’s statutory authority focused on resource management. The suit filed April 26 in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota is the latest in a decade-long legal battle over BLM’s efforts to limit flaring,...

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