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D.C. Circuit Vacates Stay of Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Rule

Posted in Energy, Environment
This post provides an important update to our April 20, 2017 post regarding U.S. EPA’s reconsideration of its rule regulating methane emissions from the oil and gas industry (“NSPS OOOOa”). On June 5, 2017, EPA published a notice of reconsideration and partial stay of NSPS OOOOa. Specifically, EPA stayed the effectiveness of the fugitive emissions… Continue Reading

BLM Postpones Waste Prevention Rule Compliance Date

Posted in Energy, Environment
On June 15, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued notice that it was postponing compliance date for certain sections of its Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 83008 (“Waste Prevention Rule”). The Waste Prevention Rule regulates the loss of natural gas through venting, flaring, and leaks… Continue Reading

Regulation of Shale Drilling Recently Changed to Comply with Act 13

Posted in Energy
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection enacted its new regulations covering unconventional natural gas well pad development.  The new regulations include area of review requirements to protect public resources (which may apply to wells located near schools, playgrounds and parks), stronger water supply restoration standards, the development and maintenance of… Continue Reading