EPA reviewing air pollution rules for oil, gas

DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency is holding public meetings in Texas and Denver next week as it reconsiders air pollution standards for oil and gas operations.

The meetings are part of a settlement the EPA reached with WildEarth Guardians and the San Juan Citizens Alliance over regulations that the groups say are outdated, given a boom in national gas drilling and advances in technology in recent years.

The EPA has agreed to propose updates to three sets of rules under the Clean Air Act by Jan. 31 and to finalize the proposals by Nov. 30, 2011.

The EPA is taking comment from industry, government and the public during meetings next week, in Arlington, Texas, on Aug. 2 and in Denver on Aug. 3.



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