Issue Date: August 29, 2011
EPA Takes Aim At Fracking Emissions
EPA is proposing new regulations aimed at limiting air pollution from oil and natural gas drilling operations, including the first standard for wells that are hydraulically fractured. The proposal would trim emissions of smog-forming volatile organic compounds by about one-fourth, with an almost 95% reduction in such discharges from new and updated gas wells using fracturing technology. The drilling technique, commonly known as fracking, involves the injection of water, sand, and chemical additives into . . .
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