18 Apr '12, 5pm

Leading gas companies already meet EPA's 'fracking' air pollution standards

Leading gas companies already meet EPA's 'fracking' air pollution standards

[Editor's note: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday unveiled the nation's first regulations for reducing air pollution from the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells . But as the NRDC's David Doniger explains in this article, forward-thinking companies have been taking precautions to capture these pollutants for years -- at little or no cost to their bottom lines. Also read GreenBiz Senior Writer Adam Aston's story about what manufacturers, energy companies, transportation companies and others are doing to position themselves around fracking .] One of the biggest sources of dangerous air pollution from natural gas "fracking" is the whoosh of pollution that rushes from the well, like popping the top on a soda can, in the first few days after fracking is completed and the well is about to start production. What comes out are hundreds of tons of chemical...

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