On April 17, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules designed to curb the emission of air pollutants from “fracked” natural gas wells. Originally submitted last summer, the new rules will be gradually implemented over the next two to three years and look to curb emissions by 95%. The EPA commented that the need for the phase-in period was to “…ensure emissions reduction technology is broadly available.” The new rules would also cut emissions from traditional oil and gas wells by an additional 25%. While the implementation period didn’t achieve universal affirmation, the adoption of new rules found acceptance from both industry representatives and other diverse groups, such as the American Lung Association. Read more about this story from the EPA here and find the rule here.
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Feds announce air pollution rules for "fracked" natural gas wells - delay implementation
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