Description: Action to compel EPA to promulgate emission guidelines for methane from existing sources in the oil and gas sector.
New York v. Wheeler
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/18/2019 Opposition Download Opposition filed by plaintiffs to defendants' motion to stay pending conclusion of rulemaking. 07/31/2018 Answer Download Omnibus response filed by defendants to original complaint and intervenor's complaint. 05/30/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed by intervenor Environmental Defense Fund. 05/25/2018 Motion to Intervene Download Motion to intervene as plaintiff filed by Environmental Defense Fund. 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.