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Texas Oil Regulators Ask State to Sue EPA Over Methane Rule

January 30, 2024

Texas regulators on Jan. 30 formally asked the state’s attorney general to challenge the Biden administration’s rule that seeks to lower emissions from the oil and gas sector.

The Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the state’s massive oil and gas industry and has nothing to do with railroads, voted to ask Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to sue the federal government over the rule issued in December by the Environmental Protection Agency after hearing public commentary.

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