BLM Critics Cite EPA Policy, SCC In Bid To Vacate Methane Rule Rollback

June 11, 2019
Critics of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) repeal of an Obama-era rule to limit “wasted” methane from oil and gas operations on public lands are urging a district court to vacate it, saying the rule unlawfully relies on a flawed cost of carbon estimate and is wrongly justified based on a related EPA policy. “BLM failed to offer a reasoned explanation for repealing key provisions of a rule that, just two years prior, it determined was necessary to fulfill...

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