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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