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  • Super Pollutants The Fight Continues: CATF Challenges EPA Methane Rescission Rules

    Last week, CATF, on behalf of our clients Earthworks and NPCA, challenged two new EPA rules that aim to rescind critical aspects of its 2016 methane and VOC standards for the oil and natural gas sector.  While both of the new rules are legally and technically flawed, and we look forward to our day in

    September 23, 2020
  • Policy Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration Cancellation of Methane Pollution Rule

    SAN FRANCISCO― A federal judge late yesterday reinstated the Bureau of Land Management’s 2016 methane waste rule, aimed at protecting people and the climate from methane waste and pollution from oil and gas extraction on public lands. The ruling is the third defeat for the Trump administration’s efforts to suspend, delay or repeal the rule. […]

    July 16, 2020
  • Super Pollutants CATF Pushes Back On Oil and Gas Deregulation

    In order to protect the public’s health and welfare from the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector, CATF and our partners have just strongly pushed back on the Trump Administration’s most recent efforts to deregulate the oil and gas industry. Essentially, we are stating that EPA has blatantly and dangerously […]

    November 25, 2019
  • News & Media EPA to propose eliminating methane regulations, CATF comments

    As it has attempted to do numerous times over the first two and a half years of President Trump’s Administration, EPA today announced a proposal to remove pivotal greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and natural gas industry in a move that has dangerous repercussions for our climate.  Today’s announcement signals that EPA will move […]

    August 29, 2019
  • Super Pollutants Methane Waste Prevention Rule: Not Dead Yet

    BLM’s Methane Waste Prevention Rule still has life. That is the takeaway from the new judgement by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit – and it’s good news for those who care about the waste of our nation’s precious resources (they belong to all of us), and about the climate.

    April 9, 2019
  • Super Pollutants The ExxonMobil Statement on Proposed Methane Standards: A Closer Look

    “Exxon urges EPA to maintain methane rules,” proclaimed the Houston Chronicle on December 20. Reuters was even more celebratory: “Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emission rules: letter to EPA.” From these headlines and other news articles on ExxonMobil’s comments filed in response to the Administration’s proposal to dramatically weaken the Obama-era new source standards for […]

    January 3, 2019
  • Policy Don’t Let the Senate Waste the BLM Methane Rule!

    On February 3, the House of Representatives passed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to kill the Methane Waste Rule — a recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) effort to restrict the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands.  A companion resolution is expected soon in […]

    February 6, 2017
  • Policy Moving Forward: Final Methane Rule is Progress, But We Still Have Much to Do

    Finally.  After years of information gathering and analysis, EPA recently signed new source performance standards that will address methane and VOC pollution from new and modified sources within the oil and gas sector (“Final Rule”), EPA’s first-ever methane standards.  EPA estimates that this rule is expected to prevent 300,000 short tons of methane pollution and […]

    May 26, 2016