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EPA Issues Updated Air Pollution Standards for Oil and Natural Gas

Posted in Environment
Today USEPA issued its final rules that provide New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulfur dioxide, and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for oil and gas production and natural gas transmission and storage. Integral to the rules is the requirement that producers capture VOC emissions and methane during… Continue Reading

Most Stringent Laws in Green Building Movement

Posted in Environment
The California Building Standards Commission recently approved “CAL Green,” a new, environmentally friendly building code.  According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the new standards, which go into effect in January of next year, are the most stringent building codes in the nation and apply to new construction.  Builders will be required to install plumbing that… Continue Reading