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Air Concerns Remain

Posted in Energy, Environment
We’ve noted before the concerns raised about air pollution from E&P operations in the shale plays (see here, e.g.).  The Dallas Morning News has a good summary article observing that the issue has not gone away, noting a call for a moratorium on permits in the Barnett Shale.… Continue Reading

EPA Announces More Stringent Emissions Limits for Sulfur Dioxide

Posted in Environment
Climate change is not the end-all-be-all of regulating our air, says EPA. Yesterday, the EPA announced a proposed rule that will change the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur dioxide.  This rule would eliminate the current 24-hour and annual standards and replace them with a new, more stringent, one-hour standard of between 50 and… Continue Reading

Air Quality Issues

Posted in Energy, Environment
We’ve reported previously on air quality concerns raised with respect to natural gas development (see here, for example).  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting also on the issue, noting several recent air quality reports finding high levels of disulfide compounds associated with natural gas production.… Continue Reading

Nitrogen Dioxide One-Hour Standard Proposed

Posted in Environment
Environmental Protection Agency has proposed stronger National Ambient Air Quality Standards for nitrogen dioxide. The proposed rule establishes, for the first time, a one-hour NO2 standard at a level between 80 – 100 parts per billion (ppb) and adds additional monitoring requirements for areas within 50 meters of major roads in cities with at least… Continue Reading