Volume 95 Issue 32 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 7, 2017 | Web Date: August 2, 2017

U.S. court says EPA must implement methane regulations

Legal battles likely to intensify over EPA rules to curb emissions from new oil and gas operations
By Jeff Johnson
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: greenhouse gases, EPA, methane, oil and gas drilling, litigation

A federal court has again directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement Obama Administration regulations limiting methane emissions from new oil and natural gas drilling and production operations. The court’s July 31 order reaffirms one it issued in early July.

However, the court signaled it would reconsider new petitions from states, the oil and gas industry, environmentalists, and EPA seeking to support or challenge the . . .

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