Trump's Rollback Of Energy Regs Hits Legal Speed Bumps

Law360, New York (October 6, 2017, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A California magistrate judge's recent invalidation of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's stay of a rule limiting venting and flaring from gas wells marks the latest legal setback for the Trump administration in its quest to freeze Obama-era energy and environmental rules while pursuing rollbacks.

Federal courts have rejected three attempts to put off implementation or compliance with finalized energy and environmental rules since July, while the administration has backed off on two other stays after being sued.

“What's happened is they've issued a series of quick, really sloppy stay rules to try and get these off the books earlier,”...

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