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The Latest On: Methane

September 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: BLM Methane Rule Rescission

This case challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s final rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 49,184, rescinding almost all provisions of the Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008. The Rescission Rule unlawfully revokes reasonable protections designed to limit waste of natural gas by oil and gas companies on federal public and Indian lands resulting from venting, flaring (burning gas without capturing its energy), and equipment leaks.

February 23, 2018 | Legal Document

Order Granting preliminary Injunction BLM Methate Waste Prevention Rule

This case addresses the burden a federal agency bears when it seeks to suspend a federal regulation for further analysis. Plaintiffs, the States of California and New Mexico, bring this action for a preliminary injunction enjoining the United States Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), Katherine S. Macgregor, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, from instituting a rule suspending or delaying the requirements of the Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule.

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