Calif., NM Warn BLM Over Suspending Methane Waste Rule

Law360, Washington (November 6, 2017, 6:19 PM EST) -- After convincing a federal judge last month to reactivate Obama-era regulations limiting methane gas emissions on public lands, the attorneys general of California and New Mexico on Monday warned the Bureau of Land Management that a formal suspension of those rules would similarly not hold up in court.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas submitted public comments to the BLM arguing that the agency’s plan to delay and suspend the Waste Prevention Rule lacks legal justification and runs afoul of...
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