Western Energy Alliance and IPAA Court Petition for Review of Final Agency Action by BLM on its Methane (Venting and Flaring) Rule

Western Energy Alliance and IPAA Court Petition for Review of Final Agency Action by BLM on its Methane (Venting and Flaring) Rule

Petitioners Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America respectfully request that the Court invalidate and remand the Bureau of Land Management’s rule related to the reduction of venting and flaring from oil and gas production on federal and Indian leases, Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation, 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008 (Nov. 18, 2016). The Rule exceeds BLM’s statutory authority, is inconsistent with such statutory authority, and is arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.

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