EPA floats emission rules for hydraulic fracturing

07/28/2011 | Bloomberg · Hill, The

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed regulations that would limit emissions from hydraulic fracturing. The rules would require companies to have in place during drilling technology that captures natural gas, which in turn can be sold, EPA said. These rules are unnecessary because EPA "has already imposed stringent emissions limitations on engines used in oil and gas operations," said Howard Feldman, director of scientific and regulatory affairs at the American Petroleum Institute.

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Bloomberg · Hill, The