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Petroleum Sector Pushes EPA for Air Pollution Permitting Changes (1)

June 26, 2018, 9:04 PMUpdated: June 26, 2018, 11:08 PM

The petroleum industry doesn’t want to be saddled with unnecessary, costly controls for pollution coming from refineries and oil and gas drilling in areas that meet national air quality standards, but that have little or no public access.

The oil and gas sector is urging the EPA to reconsider how it requires monitoring as part of a Clean Air Act permitting program for newly constructed or modified facilities in areas.

Under the law, refineries, papers mills, and other factories are required to monitor ambient air, or the air we breathe, at the fenceline of their properties to ensure that the ...