BLM's Final Methane Flaring Rule Greeted With Industry Suit

Law360, New York (November 15, 2016, 8:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday unveiled its final rules for venting and flaring of methane gas on federal and Native American lands, facing an immediate legal challenge in Wyoming district court alleging the rule is outside the agency’s authority.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a statement that the Methane and Waste Prevention final rule would curb greenhouse gas emissions and save natural gas lost to leaks and excess being burned off in flares. The Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association...
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Western Energy Alliance et al v. Secretary of the US Department of the Interior et al


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2:16-cv-00280

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Wyoming

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Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

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Scott W Skavdahl

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November 15, 2016

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