U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Vacates EPA’s Stay of Compliance Deadlines of Methane Rule

October 2017

Pratt’s Energy Law Report

The author of this article discusses a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granting a petition by several environmental organizations that sought to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to stay the methane rule.

In a recent 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a petition by several environmental organizations that sought to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) decision to stay the methane rule. In vacating the EPA’s stay, the court concluded that the EPA lacked authority under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) to stay the rule.

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“U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Vacates EPA’s Stay of Compliance Deadlines of Methane Rule,” by Amy L. Barrette was published in the October 2017 edition of Pratt’s Energy Law Report (Vol. 17-9), an A.S. Pratt Publication, LexisNexis. Reprinted with permission.