Anticipating New Air Regs For Oil & Gas Sector

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT) -- Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a sweeping set of proposed air regulations targeting the oil and gas sector on July 28, 2011, the industry has contemplated when and in what form the final rules would be promulgated.

These standards, proposed pursuant to the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, were not formally published in the Federal Register until Aug. 23, 2011[1], and, by all appearances, are largely aimed at regulating hydraulic fracturing and other well-completion operations at natural-gas wells — an area that...
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