Obama establishes standards to require operators to capture pollutants of new gas wells


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To ensure that hydraulic fracking is done in a safe and responsible manner, President Obama has proposed a number of safeguards to protect against water contamination and air pollution. These common sense requirements ask companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing and to protect drinking water sources across 750 million acres of public and tribal lands. And we recently finalized standards to require operators of new fractured natural gas wells to use cost-effective technologies and practices to capture pollutants which contribute to smog formation, and air toxics, including benzene and hexane, which can cause cancer and other serious health effects.

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