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...