Potential EPA ‘sue and settle’ lawsuit could mean new greenhouse regulations

Seven states sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator Lisa Jackson Tuesday, criticizing the agency for failing to issue new rules regarding methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas which they argue may be linked to climate change.

The states now contend that the agency missed a legal deadline to determine whether new methane regulations are needed. The states said they are open to exploring solutions outside litigation.

If the EPA does not move to include rules on methane in its pollution rules for the oil and gas industry within 60 days, the states — New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maryland, Rhode Island and Delaware — will sue the agency in federal court to force them to do so.

Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.

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