API: EPA's proposed fracking rules are overly burdensome

12/21/2011 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The expansion of natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing is raising environmental concerns, but the Environmental Protection Agency's measures to regulate emissions from such operations are not "practical and cost-effective," said Howard Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at the American Petroleum Institute. The EPA is seeking to limit various greenhouse-gas emissions, such as methane, from fracking wells. "The public is already protected with an ample margin of safety," Feldman added.

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