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EPA Issues Final Air Rules for Fracking

11:03 AM MDT | April 23, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

EPA issued final air pollution standards that require hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” operations use emission-capture technology, but conceded to industry pressure that the estimated 13,000 natural gas wells fractured or re-fractured annually have a “phase-in” period before having to comply. "The President has been clear that he wants to continue to expand production of important domestic resources like natural gas, and today’s standard supports that goal while making sure these fuels are produced without threatening the...


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