EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been having a tough time promoting his plans to cut EPA regulations. First an appeals court squashed his plans to delay enforcement of the Methane Rule. Then there was Hurricane Harvey and the collapse of the Arkema plant. Show More Summary
In a ruling issued Monday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia smacked the Environmental Protection Agency again, requiring that it immediately begin enforcing an Obama administration rule that set standards for the oil and natural gas industry’s methane emissions. Show More Summary
A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history. On Friday, L.A. County had been granted a temporary restraining order that would have...
A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history. On Friday, L.A. County had been granted a temporary restraining order halting the...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Thursday gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 14 extra days to comply with a July 3 order requiring the EPA to enforce rules on methane leaks in oil and gas equipment, which the agency had sought to freeze, a filing showed.
The regulation limits the amount of methane that oil and gas operations can release on federal land.
The US Court of Appeals for Washington, DC has ruled against Scott Pruitt and the EPA in their attempt to delay implementing a methane emissions rule put in place by the Obama administration. Federal Appeals Court Slaps Down Scott Pruitt...Show More Summary
There are some things even Trump can't do, and the DC Circuit just ruled that the EPA's rule on methane pollution has got to be enforced. Sorry, Donald! DC Circuit Court Ruling: Trump Can’t Delay Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule was originally...Show More Summary
Alan Krupnick: Monday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated the Trump administration’s recent decision to delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rule limiting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, the largest source of methane emissions in the United States. The rule, which was...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. notes the EPA can choose to rewrite a rule designed to prevent leaks from natural gas facilities. But it can't just put it off for two years, the judges decided.
In case you missed it, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency-hating EPA administrator, overstepped his authority by delaying enforcement of...Show More Summary
The Trump administration must immediately start enforcing the methane rule adopting during the Obama administration, a federal court ruled on Monday. The post Trump Administration Must Immediately Begin Enforcing Methane Rule, Court Rules appeared first on Environmental Leader.
Obama-era rules on how methane is monitored by oil and gas companies remain.
President Donald Trump in February instructed cabinet members "to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people," and it appears Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt has taken that to mean attack the environment and public health. Show More Summary
By MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision, the three-judge panel from the U.S. […]
A federal appeals court said the EPA head overstepped his authority in trying to delay a new rule requiring companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. Continue reading ? The post Court rejects Pruitt’s delay of Obama-era methane rule appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The ruling, on a regulation to restrict emissions from new oil and gas wells, signaled that President Trump’s plans to erase his predecessor’s environmental record are likely to face an uphill battle.
Oil and gas companies will have to reduce methane emissions, beginning immediately.
A federal court ruled against the EPA’s postponement of a rule to regulate methane.