10/19/2020 - Hana Vizcarra

Wyoming Judge Overturns Obama-Era Rule Limiting Oilfield Methane Emissions – But The Fight Isn’t Over

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The decision could have big consequences. If Skavdahl’s ruling stands, and if separate court cases cement the Environmental Protection Agency’s view under the Trump administration that it lacks broad rule-setting authority, then “there will be little hope for a future administration to be able to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations without an act of Congress,” said Hana Vizcarra, a staff attorney at Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program, in emailed comments.

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