U.S. EPA has published a proposed new rule intended to broadly impact our industry entitled, "Oil and Natural Gas Sector:  New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews."  We reported on it previously here (Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts).  Comments are due October 24, 2011.  In addition, U.S. EPA has scheduled public hearings in Pittsburgh, PA (September 27, 2011), Denver, CO (September 28, 2011), and Arlington, TX (September 29, 2011) (see here).

Maybe we’ll see the President intervene as he did here just recently (statement from the President requesting that U.S. EPA withdraw draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards).  Maybe …