Administration Scraps Plan To Pause EPA Landfill Rules Amid Legal Doubts

January 12, 2018
The Trump administration has scrapped EPA proposals to stay major requirements in Obama-era methane standards for new and existing landfills, signaling that it would have faced an uphill legal battle if it had finalized the measures, though environmentalists have already charged that the agency is dragging its feet on implementing the standards. Officials withdrew the two stay proposals from inter-agency review Jan. 11, according to the White House Office of Management & Budget website. The two proposals would have stayed...

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