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Recent Developments in the Regulation of Methane Venting and Flaring from Natural Gas Wells on Public and Tribal Lands and Potential Next Steps

More than a year after it was originally issued, an Obama-era rule limiting methane venting and flaring from natural gas wells on public and tribal lands (the “Waste Prevention Rule”) may finally start being enforced, causing further uncertainty in a continuously shifting regulatory landscape.