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EPA Rollback of Obama Methane Standard Survives Legal Attack (3)

Oct. 27, 2020, 6:20 PM; Updated: Oct. 27, 2020, 10:58 PM

The EPA’s rollback of Obama-era standards for methane emissions from new oil and gas sites will take effect while a federal court decides whether the move was lawful.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday declined to grant requests from states and environmental groups to scrap the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission altogether, or block it from taking effect while litigation plays out over the next several months.

“Petitioners have not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review,” the short order said, adding that Judge Judith W. Rogers would have granted the...

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