PEER eyes suing EPA over failure to respond to ‘produced water’ petition

May 14, 2024
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is signaling it is preparing to sue EPA over the agency’s failure to respond to its decade-old petition seeking to narrow a Clean Water Act permit rule that allows discharges of "produced" water from oil and gas operations in certain western regions. “PEER has waited many years with no EPA action, so the petition is ripe for litigation to compel a decision,” the watchdog group said in a May 9 commentary titled, “Countdown for...

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