A group of 15 state attorneys general joined a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency that alleges the EPA does not have the right to delay an Obama-era methane pollution rule while reviewing it.
The EPA is seeking to delay its methane rule for up to two years while it reviews, and likely repeals, the regulation Obama officials finalized last year.
The decision has kicked up a legal fight between the agency and environmentalists. In a court filing last week, the EPA said federal policies give it the right to halt implementation of a rule while reconsidering it, something the agency is seeking to do with a limit on methane leaks at oil and gas sites...
Meanwhile, two Democratic senators are urging the Interior Department to require companies comply with its own, separate methane rule while reviewing the measure.
Interior last week said it would not require drillers on public land to comply with the Bureau of Land Management’s methane leak rule while reassessing the rule...
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