Attorney General Chris Carr Files Lawsuit Against EPA Over Oil and Gas Emissions Rule

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Attorney General Chris Carr has taken legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a new rule aimed at imposing emissions standards on oil and gas producers. Carr, along with 23 other attorneys general, filed a lawsuit on March 12, 2024, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

“Under the Biden administration, Americans have had to endure energy costs rising to an all-time high,” said Carr. “This new 408-page rule will simply drag down vital sectors of our economy. In Georgia, we’re committed to safe, reliable, and affordable energy, and we will not stand by while activists in Washington further burden hardworking American families and businesses.”

The lawsuit contends that the EPA’s 408-page rule goes beyond the agency’s authority, constitutes an abuse of discretion, and is not in accordance with the law. According to Carr, the rule would burden the economy and lead to increased energy costs for American families and businesses.

The EPA’s rule includes requirements for technology, monitoring, storage, and transportation, as well as the creation of a “Super Emitter” program that could be used by environmental advocacy groups to target producers.

Georgia is joined in this lawsuit by the following: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the Arizona Legislature.

Read a copy of the lawsuit

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