W.Va. DEP Says Current Fracking Air Pollution Rules OK

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- West Virginia doesn't need to create any new legislative rules to protect its air quality from natural gas drilling, based on results from the state Department of Environmental Protection's most recent air studies, the agency told state lawmakers Tuesday.

The DEP's Office of Oil and Gas says examinations it recently conducted on noise, light, dust and volatile organic compounds generated by horizontal well drilling reveals that the state isn't facing a public health emergency or threat, but it says that vehicle traffic and engine exhaust generated...
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