BLM Finalizes Delay To Methane Venting Rule Compliance

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 4:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Thursday announced it will finalize its plan to suspend or delay several provisions of an Obama-era rule limiting methane venting and flaring from gas wells on public lands as the rule may be revised or rescinded.

In a filing expected to be published in the federal register Friday, the BLM said it was temporarily delaying certain requirements contained in a 2016 final waste prevention rule until Jan. 17, 2019. Certain sections of the rule that would be delayed include...
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