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Controlling Air Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Proposed Improvements 2016 New Source Performance Standards

On September 11, 2018, EPA proposed targeted improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry that streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers. This oil and gas targeted improvements package is expected to save up to approximately $484 million in regulatory costs from 2019 – 2025 or $75 million annually.

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Controlling Air Pollution from Oil and Natural Gas Production