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EPA Must Enforce Obama-Era Landfill Methane Limits, Court Rules (1)

May 6, 2019, 10:53 PMUpdated: May 7, 2019, 12:37 AM

The EPA must enforce Obama-era limits on methane from landfills, and it has just a few months to get back on track, a federal district court judge ordered, dealing a victory to a group of states and environmental groups.

The Environmental Protection Agency must review, and approve or deny already-submitted state plans to implement the methane limits in the next four months, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said in a May 6 order. The agency must also issue a federal plan within six months for states that didn’t write their own plans.

The ruling ...