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By Camille Erickson
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Methane rule overturned; industry cheers decision by federal court judge


October 15, 2020

CASPER — In a win for Wyoming’s oil and gas industry, a federal court overturned on Thursday a rule limiting the amount of methane and other pollutants emitted during natural gas production on public and tribal lands. 

The final ruling has been a long time coming. 

Back in 2016, the state of Wyoming, along with other energy-dependent states, was set on challenging new federal restrictions on methane emissions adopted during the Obama administration. The groups called the regulations overreaching and harmful. 

So they challenged the rule — known as the Waste Prevention Rule — in U...

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