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85 FR 57018

ELR Federal Agency Update

Leaking Methane: Natural Gas, Climate Change, and Uncertainty

ELR Article

Recent studies suggest natural gas is significantly more carbon-intensive than previously realized, with methane having at least 25 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide. If the United States is to meet greenhouse gas reduction...

California v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court vacated the Trump Administration's rescission of the Obama Administration's Waste Prevention Rule, which was enacted to reduce methane waste from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands. California, New Mexico...

84 FR 47899

ELR Federal Agency Update

California: Mining

ELR State Update Item

Clean Air Council v. Pruitt

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that EPA must continue to enforce methane emissions regulations implemented by the previous administration. In 2016, an EPA regulation required oil and gas companies to find and fix leaking methane. The measure...

S. 3508, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Northern Illinois Gas Co. v. City of Evanston

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a city's RCRA action against two power and gas companies concerning a methane gas leak from natural gas pipelines and waste oil contamination from a former manufacturing gas plant. Because methane gas does not...

H.R. 4037, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 508, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update