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Babst Calland: Ohio EPA Issues Revised General Air Permits For Horizontal Drilling Sites Requiring More Aggressive Methane Leak Detection and Repair
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Joshua F. Hall As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal Online on April 4, 2014, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued revised general permits for the installation and operation of air contaminant sources at oil and gas horizontal well... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: New Study Says Methane Leakage from Shale Gas Lower Than Alleged
Posted on 23 Sep 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa Initial findings from a new comprehensive study released Monday undertaken by the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas found that methane leakage rates from natural gas systems were far below estimates of previous... Read More

Babst Calland: EPA Seeks Comment on Methane and VOC White Papers
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli On April 15, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released five technical white papers for peer review, each one focusing on a possible source of methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions within the... Read More