Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 4, 2017

Federal Court Blocks Trump EPA On Air Pollution 

The Washington Post reports

An appeals court Monday struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s 90-day suspension of new emission standards on oil and gas wells, a decision that could set back the Trump administration’s broad legal strategy for rolling back Obama-era rules.

In a 2-to-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded that the EPA had the right to reconsider a 2016 rule limiting methane and smog-forming pollutants emitted by oil and gas wells but could not delay the effective date while it sought to rewrite the regulation.

Read full story at Federal court blocks Trump EPA on air pollution – The Washington Post

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