California-Led Coalition, Enviros Sue EPA Over Methane Rules (2)

Sept. 14, 2020, 1:26 PMUpdated: Sept. 14, 2020, 11:06 PM

California is heading to court yet again over an EPA rollback, this time challenging the agency’s decision to scuttle Obama-era restrictions on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) led a coalition of two dozen states in a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. They accused the Environmental Protection Agency of ignoring the climate impacts of unchecked releases of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, while fires rage in the West and extreme weather batters other regions.

Environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the ...

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