Reps. Seek To Close Fracking Pollution Loopholes

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT) -- Two Democratic congressmen on Thursday introduced legislation they claimed would ensure that the hydraulic fracturing industry follows the same pollution rules as other industries, saying operators had unfairly benefited from loopholes in existing law.

One of the two bills, H.R. 1154, would amend the Clean Air Act to remove provisions allowing separate oil and gas wells in the same area to be treated as separate sources of emissions and add hydrogen sulfide gas to a list of hazardous pollutants, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jared...
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