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September 20, 2011

EPA to Hold Three Public Hearings on Proposed Air Pollution Standards for Oil and Natural Production

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three public hearings in September on the agency’s proposed standards to reduce air pollution from oil and gas drilling operations.  The proposed standards would rely on cost-effective, existing technologies and practices to reduce pollution that contributes to smog and can cause cancer, while supporting the administration’s priority of continuing to expand safe and responsible domestic oil and natural gas production.

WHAT:              Public hearings on proposed air pollution standards for the oil and natural gas industry

WHEN:             Sept. 27, 28 and 29, 2011

                        Each hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. (local time)

WHERE:           Sept. 27:  Pittsburgh

                        David L. Lawrence Convention Center

                        Rooms 315-316

                        1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.

                        Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
                 
 

                        Sept. 28:  Denver

                        Colorado Convention Center

                        Room 207

                        700 14th St.

                        Denver, Colo.  80202


                        Sept. 29: Arlington, Texas

                        Arlington Municipal Building

                        City Council Chambers

                        101 W. Abram St.

                        Arlington, Texas 76010

                         

                        To register to speak at a specific time at any of the hearings, please contact Joan C. Rogers at 919-541-4487 or [email protected]. People also may sign up to speak in person on the day of a hearing; however, they may not be given their preferred time slot to speak. EPA must issue a final rule by Feb. 28, 2012.

                                           

More information on the proposal:  http://epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/   

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