Amid ‘Domestic’ SCC Fight, BLM Methane Rollback Draws Judge’s Ire

March 9, 2020
A federal district court judge is expressing heavy skepticism about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rollback of Obama-era rules to limit “wasted” methane from oil and gas operations on public land, a suit posing an early test of the Trump administration’s narrow approach to monetizing damages from greenhouse gases. Any ruling on the BLM policy might also address the interface between that agency’s authority and EPA’s Clean Air Act power to limit the potent GHG methane from the oil...


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