EPA Delays 1st Fracking Air Pollution Rule Until 2015

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that the first national air pollution standards for hydraulically fractured natural gas wells won't fully kick in until 2015, giving industry two extra years to acquire technology that captures harmful emissions.

After several delays, the EPA has finalized Clean Air Act standards that it boasts will reduce 95 percent of harmful emissions from about 13,000 natural gas wells across the country and also save industry $11 to $19 million annually by allowing companies to sell gas that normally escapes...
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