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US EPA Appears to Put TSCA Fracking Rule On Ice

A November 2014 report on anticipated regulatory actions by the US Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) indicates that development of a potential rule requiring manufacturers and processors of fracking chemicals to report...more

12/10/2014 - Chemicals EPA Fracking Manufacturers Popular Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements TSCA

EPA's Concern Over TCE Vapor Intrusion Is Misguided

On July 9, 2014, the Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Division in Region 9 issued a memo to staff setting an “operational framework” to address “inhalation exposures [to trichloroethylene] in...more

8/29/2014 - Environmental Policies EPA Superfund Toxic Exposure Vapor Intrusion Vapor Intrusion Guidance

EPA Is Holding Flare Users’ Feet To The Fire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned industry using flaring for pollution control that it is targeting flaring violations nationwide to reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants. Originally...more

7/30/2014 - Air Pollution Discharge of Pollutants Environmental Policies EPA Oil & Gas Pollution Control

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Regulate Air Emissions from Oil and Gas Production and Fracking in Urban Areas

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, a coalition of environmental organizations led by EarthJustice submitted a Petition to the United States Environmental Protection Agency calling for the regulation of air emissions associated with...more

5/15/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act EarthJustice EPA Fracking Oil & Gas Toxic Exposure

EPA Seeks Public Comment on the Potential Nationwide Regulation of Fracking Chemicals and Mixtures

On May 9, the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) signed an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANPR”) seeking public input on whether the Agency should collect and publicly...more

5/12/2014 - Chemicals Environmental Policies EPA Fracking Oil & Gas Public Comment

The State of Fracking

Fracking is not new to California - it has been used in oil fields for decades - but it has recently become a hot political and legal issue with increasing news reports about alleged environmental damage associated with...more

4/23/2014 - Air Pollution California Coastal Commission CEQA DOGGR EPA Fracking Fracking Bans Legislative Agendas Oil & Gas Petrochemicals Reporting Requirements Tax Revenues Toxic Exposure Wastewater

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