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NRDC Fights Another Pruitt Rollback of Smog & Methane Curbs

Expert BlogMeleah Geertsma, Mark Szybist
In yet another step to dismantle critical protections for our air and climate, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to withdraw the EPA’s guideline for states to reduce smog-forming air pollution from oil and gas production, processing, and transmission activities.

Methane Promises Are No Substitute for Rules

Expert BlogBriana Mordick
We welcome genuine efforts by industry to curb its methane and other air pollution, but this current effort falls far short of what’s needed and possible.

Court Rejects Zinke's Blind Eye to Justice

Expert BlogMeleah Geertsma
Our independent courts have stood up once again to Trump’s lawless deregulators―striking down Interior Secretary Zinke’s attempt to suspend an Obama-era rule curbing methane waste and other smog-forming and cancer-causing pollutants from oil and gas operations on public and tribal…

The Pruitt Emails: A Petrochemical Puppet Show

Expert BlogDavid Doniger, Lissa Lynch
More from the Pruitt emails. See how the oil refiners and petrochemical industry enlisted the Oklahoma attorney general—now the head of EPA—to fight the agency's standards.