31 May '17, 4pm

NRDC Will Sue as Trump Administration Begins Dismantling Methane Pollution Protections

WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council will go to court to block the Trump administration from rolling back protections against dangerous air pollution from the oil and gas industry. On the heels of news reports that the President will announce the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is suspending standards to curb leaks of methane and other harmful air pollutants from new oil and gas wells and associated facilities. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a 90-day stay to halt federal leak detection and repair requirements scheduled to take full effect on June 3. He also said he would soon propose to extend the stay indefinitely. A statement follows from David Doniger, Director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “On the heels of news reports tha...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/media/2017/170531

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