[Ok-sus] EPA Public Hearing on Proposed Oil & Gas Rules

K. Miles drkkmiles at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 01:19:21 UTC 2015


*WEDNESDAY: EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Oil and Gas Rules*

Contact: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press at epa.gov

*DALLAS* – (Sept. 21, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
will hold a public hearing on proposed updates to the agency’s air rules
for the oil and natural gas industry. EPA has proposed commonsense
standards that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and volatile
organic compounds from this rapidly growing industry. The proposal is a
part of the Administration’s strategy under President Obama’s Climate
Action Plan to reduce methane emissions. The agency also has proposed two
rules to clarify permitting requirements for the oil and gas industry in
states and Indian country.

The proposed standards for new and modified sources are expected to reduce
340,000 to 400,000 short tons of methane in 2025, the equivalent of
reducing 7.7 to 9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. EPA estimates the
rule will yield net climate benefits of $120 to $150 million in 2025. Those
standards are also expected to reduce 170,000 to 180,000 tons of
ozone-forming VOCs in 2025, along with 1,900 to 2,500 tons of air toxics,
such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene.

People can also comment on the proposal by email, fax or letter. The
comment period is open for 60 days after the proposed rules publish in the
Federal Register.

*WHO:* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

*WHEN:* Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

*WHERE: *Dallas City Hall

               Council Chamber

               1500 Marilla Street

                Dallas, Texas 75201

Media wishing to register please R.S.V.P. with: r6press at epa.gov.

For more information on the proposed rules and instructions for submitting
written comments: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/actions.html

-- 
Karen
___________
*"The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart."*


   -- *Tanaka Shozo*
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