29 Jul '11, 8pm

Some EPA standards have been waiting for an update for more than 2 decades.

Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a groundbreaking proposal that will rein in some of the most toxic air pollutants being spewed into communities by the oil and gas industry. Real people are suffering; we’ve blogged before about the alarming data coming from around the country--from Los Angeles to Texas , to the Rocky Mountain states, and the East —revealing levels of dangerous air emissions. Our 2007 report, Drilling Down , pointed out that the oil and gas industry is allowed to pollute the air more than other industries because it enjoys a gaping loophole in the Clean Air Act. The pollutants emitted by this industry include carcinogens, like benzene and formaldehyde. They also include toxins known to cause serious neurological damage, like hydrogen sulfide and toluene. Other symptoms caused by pollutants like acetone and xylene are irritatio...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amall/epa_issues_ground...

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