U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Obama Taps McCarthy to Lead EPA, Moniz to Head Energy Department
Monday, March 04, 2013 President Obama announces his picks to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department.
EnCana: EPA Pavilion Draft Report Should Be Withdrawn
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 An EnCana official has called on the EPA to withdraw its 2011 draft report on the evaluation of data from two monitoring wells at Encana's Pavilion natural gas field in Wyoming.
API: EPA Pavilion Analysis Not Scientific, Sound
Thursday, October 18, 2012 USGS did a better job conducting water quality testing at the Pavilion gas field, while the EPA's groundwater investigation did not involve "scientific and sound" methods, says API.
USGS Report Shows No Evidence Linking Hydraulic Fracturing to Water
Friday, September 28, 2012 The two reports released by the USGS provide no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has created impacts to groundwater, an EnCana spokesperson tells Rigzone.
Wyoming Gov.: Science Will Guide Reaction to Water Investigation
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Gov. Mead said he feels the process used to collect data this spring from two monitoring wells near Pavilion was an improvement on the process used by the EPA last year.
US EPA to Grant Shell Request for Alaska Air-Quality Permit Changes
Monday, September 03, 2012 U.S. regulators granted a request from Shell to alter the terms of an air pollution permit for the company's Alaska drilling activities, removing a potential headache for the company.
Environmental Groups Seek Ruling on Chemical Oil Dispersants
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 A coalition of conservation, wildlife and public health groups from the GOM and Alaska are seeking to compel the EPA to issue a rule on chemical oil dispersants.
EPA OKs Drinking Water near Cabot Drilling Sites
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Cabot announced that the EPA has determined, "that there are not levels of contaminants present that would require additional action by the Agency."
Court Upholds Air Quality Rule Against Oil Industry Challenge
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 A federal appeals court has upheld new air-quality standards, dismissing a challenge from the oil industry that claimed a set of standards adopted in 2010 were more stringent than necessary.
Battelle: More Collaboration Needed on EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 A new report by the Battelle Memorial Institute concludes that more collaboration between the industry and EPA could enhance EPA's study into the impact of fracking on US drinking water.
API/ANGA Study: Methane Emissions of Fracked Wells Half of EPA Estimates
Monday, June 04, 2012 Methane emissions from fracked wells are 50% lower than estimates found in a 2010 study by the EPA, according to survey results released by the API and ANGA.
EPA Delays Hydraulic Fracturing Green Completion Rule Until 2015
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay requiring the use of green completion technology for hydraulic fractured natural gas wells until 2015.
Obama Administration Forms Natural Gas Interagency
Friday, April 13, 2012 Three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of the nation's abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.
API: EPA Rule Would Create Net Cost, Not Benefit for O&G Industry
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Howard Feldman called for EPA to make "crucial" reforms to its proposed New Source Performance Standards for emissions from oil and nat gas development before the agency finalizes the rules.
EPA Postpones New Air Standards for 'Fracked' Natural Gas Wells
Monday, April 02, 2012 The EPA postponed its first rules aimed at reducing air pollution from oil and natural-gas wells drilled by fracking, following a last-minute push by energy cos to weigh in on the new standards.
EPA Claim Fracking Caused Wy. Water Contamination
Thursday, December 08, 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that chemicals found in Wyoming drinking water were likely associated with hydraulic fracturing.
Task Force Unveils GOM Restoration Report
Monday, December 05, 2011 The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region.
EPA to Figure Out What the Frack is Going On
Thursday, November 03, 2011 The US EPA released a final plan for its study of the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, specifically on drinking water resources.
RRC Calls EPA Investigation into Contaminated Well Premature
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPAs) issuance of an Endangerment Order for a water well in Parker County, Texas found to contain natural gas premature and grandstanding in a move to
EPA: No SPCC Extension for Drilling, Production, Workover Facilities
Friday, October 08, 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the compliance date by one year for certain facilities subject to recent amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule.