Second judge says Trump can't keep stalling clean-air rules
February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second judge has told the Trump administration it can't keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California ordered the Interior Department to reinstate the Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions. Orrick said late Thursday the administration's delay is "untethered to evidence" and likely to cause "irreparable injury" to California, New Mexico and other states from increased air pollution and negative impacts on public health and the climate.
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