Monday, September 19, 2011

EPA Announces Public Hearings on Fracking Emission Standards

On August 25, 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will hold three public hearings regarding its proposed emission standards. The new regulations are aimed at reducing toxic air pollution cause by the hydraulic fracturing of unconventional oil and gas wells. The rules utilize existing technologies to reduce the air pollution caused by well drilling, leaking pipes, storage tanks and compressor stations. The first hearing is scheduled for September 27, 2011, at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA followed by hearings in Denver, CO on September 28, and Arlington, TX on September 29.

Click here to read the hearings announcement

Click here to read the proposed rules

Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
September 19, 2011

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