Schneiderman Grabs Reins In Run-Up To Methane Battle

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 7:23 PM EST) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lead role as states prepare to sue the federal government over methane emissions from gas drilling serves as a fresh line of attack that could burnish his credentials in a state that hosts one of the nation's most powerful anti-fracking movements, lawyers say.

Leading a list of seven attorneys general from northeastern states where high-volume hydraulic fracturing is not currently taking place, Schneiderman said this week he soon would sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if federal regulators don't address...
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