U.S. EPA is continuing its review of how it regulates emissions from oil and natural gas facilities. The latest step, public meetings "to establish a dialog among government, the affected industry, and other interested members of the public." More:
EPA will be conducting public meetings to provide an opportunity for public involvement during EPA's review of air regulations affecting the oil and natural gas industry. The review in progress covers oil and natural gas exploration and production, as well as natural gas processing, transmission, storage, and distribution. The primary purpose of these meetings is to establish a dialog among government, the affected industry, and other interested members of the public early in the rule development process, as well as to receive information that may be useful to EPA in its review. At these meetings, EPA will explain the regulatory process, provide a brief overview of its regulatory review, solicit information that may be useful to EPA in the review of these rules, and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and submit comments.
Note that the meetings will occur in TX and CO on August 2nd and 3rd. The related docket is EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505.