North Dakota Joins Other States In Methane Rule Lawsuit

(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota is joining Montana, Texas, and Wyoming and is filing a lawsuit in North Dakota Federal District Court challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s methane pollution rule. That’s the rule that places a royalty on flared gas, and places a monthly limit on flaring. It also adds new application requirements for operators to capture natural gas before they can get a drilling permit. North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer has called the rule “unnecessary bureaucratic red tape in developing federal minerals”.

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