“Court Temporarily Pauses EPA Methane Emissions Rollback”

“A court has temporarily halted an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that rescinded Obama-era standards for methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, preventing the rollback from taking effect for the time being.

A panel of three federal judges issued a procedural pause on the rule called an administrative stay while the court decides whether to halt it for a longer period of time.

They wrote that the order “should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits” of whether to grant the longer pause.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill September 17, 2020.