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Oil & Gas Sector Faces New Scrutiny Over Air Pollution In Western States

April 11, 2019
The booming oil and gas industry is facing new scrutiny over its Clean Air Act permits covering methane and air toxics emissions in Western states, particularly in Colorado where Democrats are codifying sweeping new limits on drilling and more than a dozen companies are facing citizen suits over their allegedly lax air permits. Environmentalists are initially focused on the Centennial State, pressuring regulators there to close a 90-day regulatory “loophole” allowing drillers to start up operations without air permits. But...

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