All Posts Tagged With: "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"
The decision to replace last year’s proposal with an entirely new draft rule — and take public comment on the initiative — forces a major delay in the final regulations, which are set to be the first major federal rules governing the hydraulic fracturing process key to unlocking oil and gas nationwide.22Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Republican candidates are stepping up their campaigns blaming EPA and its rules for contractions in the coal sector, a key employer in many swing states, despite recent findings showing that low natural gas prices are more likely to blame for the job losses than EPA rules.21Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
To rational observers, it’s been clear for months that the EPA blundered in Pavillion, Wyoming, and blundered badly. But if you needed more evidence of the EPA’s missteps, and the agency’s desperation to save face, it came last month from an unexpected source: the federal government itself.8Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
State level oversight of hydraulic fracturing or fracking is not sufficient and criticism leveled at the Obama administration for its proposed rules is not valid, Salazar told Reuters in an interview. The Secretary said states are at very different levels with the rules.12Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Electric Power Research Institute study says that providing electric utilities with flexibility in installing new pollution control technology to comply with current and pending EPA regulations could save approximately $100 billion in future expenditures.4Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The EPA included the Upper Green River Basin in its list of areas nationwide exceeding an ozone standard set in 2008 during the administration of President George W. Bush. Wyoming until today was the only state where all counties had met the federal ozone limit.2May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The new rules require drillers to capture emissions of certain air pollutants from new wells, but operators have been given more time to comply. The EPA says they can burn pollutants at the well head until the start of 2015.19Apr2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
According to a Bloomberg News National Poll conducted earlier this month, a majority of Americans favor greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique that has reduced prices for consumers while raising environmental concerns. In the meantime,
an industry report says proposed EPA regs would hinder natural gas development.
The agency is looking for experts to review a controversial draft report released last month that linked drilling operations in Pavillion, Wyoming, to water contamination in the area. Encana, the operator of the natural gas field, had requested a peer review of EPA’s findings.18Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
As many continue to question the scientific conclusions of the findings, both the EPA and industry representatives say the specific concerns raised in the report are not applicable to southeast Wyoming — because the Niobrara formation is geologically much different than the Pavillion area.4Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In a detailed press release to media, the energy company noted that many of the EPA’s findings from its recent deep monitoring wells, including those related to any potential connection between fracking and Pavillion groundwater quality, “are conjecture, not factual, and only serve to trigger undue alarm.”13Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In a statement Monday, the agency said it “needs more time to complete work on greenhouse gas pollution standards for oil refineries, and is working with the litigants to develop a new schedule to replace the current date of mid-December for a
Federal environmental regulators say they will develop national standards for disposal of the polluted “produced water” generated by hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The agency said it will draft standards for fracking wastewater that drillers would have to meet before sending it to treatment plants.20Oct2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“Estimates are being used that are not supported by data, do not reflect current industry practice and would be unreliable to use as a base for decision-making,” Mary Barcella, the company’s director of North American natural gas, said in a news release.25Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued