The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new proposals for controlling harmful air pollution at natural gas compressor stations, with the aim of limiting the amount of smog forming volatile organic compounds that escape from oil and gas infrastructure.
The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) is reviewing the proposal in order to work with the Kasich administration and other stakeholders to strengthen the measures before they are finalised.
Matt Watson, Associate Vice President of EDF’s Climate and Energy Programme, commented: “The proposal serves as a powerful example that strong regulations to protect communities from harmful oil and gas emissions are feasible, cost-effective and necessary.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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