28 Jul '11, 10pm

News: EPA to Curb Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Drilling Nationwide

Environmental and public health groups across the country today are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to strengthen nationwide air quality safeguards for oil and gas development. “These rules are a win-win solution, they are major milestone as we work to safeguard our communities from the impacts of unchecked oil and gas drilling,” said Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program Director. “These proposed make clear: Drilling for oil and gas should not come at the expense of clean air.” “EPA’s proposed clean air protections are a trifecta: they reduce harmful air pollution, prevent waste of a domestic energy source, and payback the companies by preventing leaks and venting of natural gas, a valuable commodity,” said Ramon Alvarez , senior scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund. “This important announcement addresses a major public health ...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/epa-to-curb-air-p...

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