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View Diary: Fact Checking Josh Fox/Gasland #2; Oil/Gas Industry NOT Exempt from Clean Air/Clean Water Acts (133 comments)

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  •  Your reply is very carefully written (0+ / 0-)

    as is your diary and all your replies but the fact still remains that the o&g industry has exemptions from key provisions in our bedrock environmental laws.

    Your arguments are much to do about semantics. So what? The end results are still the same--they have exemptions and you admit that.

    H2S is a hazardous air pollutant yet it is not listed as a hazardous air pollutant as defined in Title III, section 112(b) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAA). It should be. It's damn sure hazardous!

    Because o&g facilities are not aggregated, it allows industry to cluster many facilities together, as they did in Dish, Texas, and the sources are not aggregated.  CAA § 112(n)(4) currently prohibits the aggregation of emissions from "any oil or gas exploration or production well (with its associated equipment) and emissions from any pipeline compressor or pump station."

    Our drinking water whether above or below ground needs to be fully regulated and protected from the chemicals used in fracking. Currently it's not.

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