EPA Delays Fracking Air Pollution Rule For 3rd Time

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday again pushed back its deadline for finalizing the first federal air pollution standards for wells that are hydraulically fractured, giving itself until mid-April to offer up the regulations.

The agency said it needed more time to address the more than 156,000 public comments it had received about the final air rule for the oil and gas industry since it was proposed in July. The regulations would cut air pollution from natural gas drilling operations by capturing and selling the...
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