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EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rule

EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rule
TALKING POINTS & BACKGROUND

Published: September 22, 2011

By: Cherelle Blazer, Aaron Mintzes

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Planning on making comments to the EPA about the proposed oil and gas air pollution rules? You need to know:

THE FACTS:

On July 28, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA proposed a series of cost-effective new rules under the Clean Air Act that would reduce harmful air pollution from the oil and natural gas industry.

These new regs are based upon proven technology and best practices that the oil and gas industry already uses in some states. They include the first federal air standards for hydraulic fracturing, along with requirements for several other sources of pollution in the oil and gas industry that currently are not regulated at the federal level.

The four new air regulations for the oil and natural gas industry are:

The proposed standards would:

TALKING POINTS:

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