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Babst Calland: EPA Inspector General Continues Review of Fracking Rules Over Objections from Senate
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli The Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arthur Elkins, has vowed to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of state and federal regulations of hydraulic fracturing. The IG recently responded... Read More

Babst Calland: House Democrats Encourage USEPA Investigations of Alleged Water Contamination
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Meredith Odato Graham On April 1, 2014, a group of eight U.S. House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) urging the agency to address alleged water contamination near drilling sites in Dimock, Pennsylvania;... Read More

Babst Calland: U.S. EPA Proposes Amendments to Air Rules Affecting Oil and Gas Industry
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Babst Calland

By Meredith Odato Graham [On July 17] the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published proposed amendments to federal air regulations at 40 C.F.R. 60, Subpart OOOO (Standards of Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: EPA Rulemakings Seek to Buttress Renewable Fuel Program
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

By Jean-Cyril (JC) Walker and Adrienne M. Timmel Over the past few weeks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) finalized several rules affecting its Renewable Fuel Standard (“RFS”) Program. On July 18, 2014, EPA finalized... Read More