BLM Puts Gas Venting And Flaring Rule On Hold

Law360, New York (June 14, 2017, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday that it will postpone compliance for key portions of its rule limiting methane venting and flaring from gas wells, after congressional efforts to repeal the regulation failed and a federal judge refused to block its implementation while it's challenged in court.

In a notice set to be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, the BLM said that it will put off portions of the rule directing drillers to limit venting and flaring from wells on federal and tribal lands that were scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 18. The agency is...

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