EPA Will Review Drilling Waste Regs To Settle Enviros' Suit

By Keith Goldberg (January 4, 2017, 4:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review and potentially update its oil and gas drilling waste disposal rules to settle a suit brought by environmental groups, a move blasted by a Texas energy regulator Tuesday as unnecessarily trampling over state regulation of drilling waste disposal.

Groups including the Environmental Integrity Project and Natural Resources Defense Council sued the EPA in D.C. federal court in May, claiming the agency hasn't revised its regulations for waste materials from oil and gas production since 1988, despite being required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to review and, if necessary, revise the...

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