Amid GOP Pressure, Feds Streamline Clean Air Regulation Of Drillers

June 2011
Energy Daily;6/30/2011, Issue 125, p3
The article announces that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Interior and the Department of Agriculture to coordinate their assessment of air pollution impacts of onshore drilling operations. The agreement is intended to speed oil and gas leasing on federal lands. It is being hailed by officials of U.S. President Barack Obama's administration as a major achievement for the president's regulatory reform initiative that would boost U.S. domestic oil and gas production.


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