Court sets tight deadlines for EPA on landfill methane limits

May 6, 2019
A federal judge has rejected most of EPA's requests for eased deadlines to implement Obama-era requirements governing emissions of methane, the potent greenhouse gas, from existing municipal waste landfills, and instead is requiring the agency to act on already submitted state plans within four months and to write a federal rule within six months. In his May 6 order , Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also rejected EPA's request to...

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