Enviros, Tribal Groups Sue BLM Over Methane Rule Delay

Law360, New York (July 11, 2017, 9:20 PM EDT) -- Environmental and tribal citizen groups hit the U.S. Bureau of Land Management with a complaint Monday in California federal court, alleging the agency's decision to delay an Obama-era regulation to reduce methane waste on public land is illegal and will cost states, tribes and local governments millions in lost revenue.

Sierra Club, Fort Berthold Protectors of Water & Earth Rights, Natural Resource Defense Council, Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment and over a dozen other groups asked the court to vacate the BLM's June 14 decision to postpone compliance for key portions of its rule limiting methane venting and flaring from...

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