Policy & Regulation

US Court of Appeal pushes EPA to enforce methane regulation

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the United States Environmental Protection Agency must enforce methane emissions regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama.
By Staff reporter 2 August 2017 0 27028

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must enforce methane emissions regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama’s administration.

In a 9-to-2 ruling on Monday, the court decided the EPA had the “right to reverse the regulations by going through the rule-making process”, but not to put the methane regulations on hold, The New York Times reported.

The federal ruling determined the EPA broke the law when it made plans to delay the rule’s...