Pruitt Faces Early Legal Tests Over Efforts To Delay Obama-Era EPA Rules

June 26, 2017
EPA is using both the Clean Air Act and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to delay Obama-era regulations -- a tactic to buy time for the Trump administration to rewrite the rules -- but environmentalists' challenges to those stalling tactics could be first legal tests to the bounds of EPA's authority to administratively stay its rules. Sources say the legal challenges to EPA's efforts to delay rules governing methane emissions at oil and gas facilities, updated facility safety requirements and...

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