US Says Obama-Era Methane Rule Is Illegal

Law360 (August 19, 2020, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday asked a Wyoming federal judge to vacate an Obama-era rule restricting methane emissions from natural gas wells on public and tribal lands.

After a California federal judge decided last month to vacate the Trump administration's rescission of most of the 2016 Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation rule, separate litigation over the rule in Wyoming was restarted. The federal government said it "confesses error" regarding the rule and that it must be vacated because it "contains several legal deficiencies."

"BLM now believes, on the basis of these determinations and after substantial...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!