"A Major EPA Climate Rule Is Stuck In Limbo"

"An obscure government printing process is giving rule watchers heartburn."

"EPA Administrator Michael Regan and White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi arrived at international climate negotiations in the United Arab Emirates late last year with a big announcement: The Biden team had finalized a major climate rule aimed at slashing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

But nearly three months later, the rule hasn’t been officially printed by the government. It’s a process that typically takes just a few days.

It’s a technicality that’s wonky, but important. It means the clock hasn’t started for the rule to take effect. It’s also stressing out environmental and public health advocates who fear a broader bureaucratic bottleneck as the Biden administration hustles to roll out lengthy and ambitious policies this year with a looming threat of possible rollbacks from a second Trump administration."

Robin Bravender reports for E&E News February 22, 2024.

Source: E&E News, 02/23/2024