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EPA Must Quickly Enforce Landfill Climate Rule, States Tell Court

Jan. 23, 2019, 5:44 PM

A federal district court should require the EPA to quickly begin enforcing limits on methane from landfills, a group of states led by California said.

The states—California, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont—are urging the court to set a rigid timeline for the Environmental Protection Agency to begin implementing the 2016 rule. That schedule would require the EPA to review and approve or deny state plans to implement the standards that have already been submitted within 30 days and issue a federal plan for states that didn’t write their own within five months, the states said ...