BLM Takes Step To Undo Gas Venting And Flaring Rule

Law360, New York (November 2, 2017, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday sent to the White House for review a proposal to rescind or revise an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting venting and flaring from gas wells on federal lands, which is the final step before it is made public.

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which is part of the executive branch, posted a brief notice that said it received the BLM’s proposal. While the notice did not provide any details on what was sent over, the BLM has said previously it is concerned the rule “underestimated costs and overestimated benefits."

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