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U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to Clean Air Act Regulations Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry

On August 23rd, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a package of proposed rules governing air emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, which includes the EPA's first air standards targeting emissions from gas wells drilled by hydraulic fracturing. 76 Fed. Reg...

Arnold & Porter: Hydraulic Fracturing – Legislative and Regulatory Materials and the Comprehensive Case Chart

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a process used by the oil and gas industry for more than 60 years, has attracted the national spotlight. By injecting fluids and other materials into existing wells, fracking extends oil and...

Steptoe & Johnson: Ohio EPA Proposes Modifications for Oil and Gas Well Site Air Permits

By Katerina E. Milenkovski Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed several changes to its general permits for oil and gas well site production operations. These changes would: · Incorporate requirements from the recently issued New Source Performance Standards...