EPA ordered to enforce Obama-era methane pollution rule

(CNN) The particular EPA must enforce Obama period pollution limits for the oil and gas business, a federal court said Monday.

The principle sets limits for greenhouse exhausts for the energy industry, and demands companies to identify and fix leakages. In June, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sought a two-year temporarily stop on the new methane rule therefore the agency could “look broadly” on regulations and review their effect.
The particular D. C. federal court’s judgment was a victory for environmentalists plus suggests rolling back environmental rules wholesale will be difficult for the Trump administration.

“Today’s issuance of the mandate by the complete D. C. Circuit protects family members and communities across America below clean air safeguards that EPA Supervisor Scott Pruitt sought to illicitly, illegitimately, criminally, dishonestly, improperly tear down, ” said Peter Zalzal, lead attorney for the Environmental Protection Fund, one of the groups that questioned the EPA.

CNN reached out to the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY for comment but had not obtained a response by late Monday.