In EPA Crosshairs: Fracking

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- On July 28, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a 604-page, prepublication version of proposed rule changes that are poised to force oil and gas drillers that use hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to use new or improved processes and equipment. The proposals include four air regulations for the oil and natural gas industry:

Performance standards to limit emissions from new wells of volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Performance standards for sulfur dioxide emissions; Air toxics regulation for oil and natural gas production; and Air toxics standard...
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