EPA Proposes New Fracking Rules To Cut Pollution

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed new regulations to cut air pollution from natural gas drilling operations by capturing and selling the gas that normally escapes during the hydraulic fracturing process.

The proposed rules stem from a February 2010 consent decree that ended a lawsuit over the agency's enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The suit, filed by WildEarth Guardians and the San Juan Citizens Alliance in 2009, claimed that the EPA had failed to review air pollution standards for the oil and natural...
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