DC Circ. Won't Reconsider Lifting Methane Rule Stay

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 5:08 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Thursday rejected a request by states and industry groups to reconsider a July panel ruling that lifted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s stay of portions of a rule intended to curb methane emissions from new oil and gas infrastructure.

The June 2016 rule set new greenhouse gas and volatile organic compound standards for new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources. Under the rule, oil and gas companies are required to find and repair leaks, capture gas from the completion of hydraulically fractured wells, limit emissions from new and modified pneumatic pumps, and limit emissions from several...

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