North Dakota Asks DC Circ. To Set Aside EPA Methane Rule

Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 8:17 PM EDT) -- The state of North Dakota has asked the D.C. Circuit to strike down U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at curbing methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas infrastructure, saying that the agency exceeded its authority.

North Dakota petitioned the D.C. Circuit on Friday to review the EPA rule, which will require oil and gas companies to find and repair leaks, capture gas from the completion of hydraulically fractured wells, limit emissions from new and modified pneumatic pumps and restrict emissions from several types of equipment used at gas transmission compressor stations, including compressors and pneumatic controllers.

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