Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Press Release: 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 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.

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