Food & Water Watch v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

In coalition with other plaintiffs including the Environmental Defense Fund, we took on Andrew Wheeler's EPA over dangerous methane regulatory rollbacks.


Climate and Energy

Immediately after being sworn in as the President, Joe Biden signed Executive Order 13990, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis”, that directed the EPA to review and potentially rescind Trump’s rollback of methane regulation requirements, which carved out massive regulatory exemptions for the oil and gas industry.

Given that Food & Water Watch is currently engaged in coalition litigation to fight this rule, the new Administration did not feel it was prudent to proceed with briefing this case before the court if they were planning to move ahead with a repeal of this illegal rule. As such, this case has been held in abeyance pending review of this regulation by the new administration and the new Administrator of the EPA.

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