NRDC Files First Lawsuit Over a Trump EPA Climate Pollution Rollback - Oil & Gas Methane

Clean Air Council, et al v. Pruitt, et al, No. 17-1145, D.C. Circuit

The Trump administration violated the Clean Air Act in suspending critical protections against methane leaks and other dangerous air pollution from the oil and gas industry last week, according to a lawsuit filed today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The methane rollback came shortly before the President announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, a landmark global commitment to combat climate change pollution.