The waste industry is getting its wish: The EPA is formally proposing to delay Obama-era methane limits for landfills into 2019.

Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 23 signed a proposal to move back the deadline for states to submit plans detailing how they will meet the limits on methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from municipal solid waste landfills.

The Obama administration’s rule required states to submit plans to strengthen pollution controls by May 30,...