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Challenge to Obama Methane Rule Restarted After Rollback Tossed

July 22, 2020, 12:35 PM

A Wyoming judge has agreed to restart litigation over an Obama-era methane rule after another judge struck down the Trump administration’s attempt to scrap the regulation.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming on Tuesday granted a request from right-leaning states to bring the unresolved case back to life and agreed to a fast litigation timeline—giving opponents of the 2016 Bureau of Land Management rule another chance to block it from taking effect.

  • The Wyoming litigation features states and industry groups that oppose the Obama-era restrictions on methane releases from oil and gas infrastructure on public and tribal ...

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