EPA Reaches Deal With Environmentalists To Review Oil & Gas Air Rules

January 23, 2023
EPA has reached agreement with environmentalists to review and possibly tighten its air regulations for oil and gas production, setting binding deadlines for an air toxics review and also for a long-delayed response to a 2012 petition seeking to eliminate an “affirmative defense” regulatory exemption for periods of facility malfunction. In a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication Jan. 24, EPA announces a proposed consent decree that would settle California Communities Against Toxics (CCAT), et al. v. Regan ,...

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