Description: Action to compel EPA to promulgate emission guidelines for methane from existing sources in the oil and gas sector.
New York v. Pruitt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/05/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. States, D.C., and Chicago Filed Lawsuit to Compel EPA to Regulate Methane from Existing Oil and Gas Sources. New York, 13 other states, the City of Chicago, and the District of Columbia filed an action in federal district court in the District of Columbia alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had failed to comply with its nondiscretionary duty under the Clean Air Act to establish guidelines for limiting methane emissions from existing sources in the oil and natural gas sector. The plaintiffs asserted that EPA’s failure to publish such guidelines constituted agency action unreasonably delayed and asked the court to order EPA to propose and promulgate emissions guidelines.