New York, 6 other states plan to sue EPA over methane emissions from drilling
PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York and six other states say they plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said in a news release Tuesday that the EPA is violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address the emissions. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and the oil and gas industry is the largest source of emissions in this country. Other major sources come from landfills and livestock.