Methane Waste Prevention Rule delay ends

Late in the evening, on February 22, a U.S. District Court in California halted the Interior Department’s one-year suspension of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane Waste Prevention Rule. The judge called Interior Secretary Zinke’s suspension of the rule "untethered to evidence.” The judge added that the plaintiffs, including WORC and Fort Berthold POWER, could succeed in the case because BLM failed to justify its decision to postpone provisions…

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