District Court Vacates BLM Rule For Intruding On EPA, State Air Powers

October 9, 2020
A federal district court has vacated the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Obama-era “waste prevention” rule targeting emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas facilities on public lands, finding the policy intrudes on EPA’s and states’ Clean Air Act authority and that the development of the rule was arbitrary. But U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl in his Oct. 8 order vacating the rule also acknowledges the decision is likely to face...

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