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EPA Eyes NPDES Delegation For Key States To Permit Oil, Gas Discharges

August 07, 2019
AUSTIN, TX -- EPA is preparing to delegate Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permitting authority to Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico for onshore oil and gas extraction, a move that could eventually shift how produced water is handled in the arid, energy-rich region where many have been pressing the agency to make it easier to reuse the water. The action, under consideration by Region 6, comes as EPA headquarters is weighing whether to make regulatory changes to encourage the beneficial...

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