DC Circ Challenge to EPA's New Methane Rules Gains Steam

By Stan Parker (August 2, 2016, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The coalition challenging new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on methane emissions swelled in size Tuesday, with more than a dozen states and a host of fossil fuel industry groups asking the D.C. Circuit to review the rule.

North Dakota in July became the first to sue the EPA over the rule, a key part of the Obama administration's efforts to slash methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Texas followed suit last week, and on Tuesday, West Virginia led a coalition of 14 states in asking the D.C. Circuit to set aside the rule. The Independent Petroleum Association of America...

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