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View Diary: FRESHER Act & BREATHE Act Aim to End Nat. Gas Frackers' Exemptions from Water & Air Regulations (12 comments)

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  •  This isn't the only issue with poor enviro-policy (0+ / 0-)

    formulation on the BREATHE Act.   The BREATHE Act is absolutely silent about the most important threat to the Clean Air Act regulation of the oil and gas industry....the Sixth Circuit Summit Petroleum v EPA case in which EPA's determinations about whether a sour gas sweetening plant could be considered as "adjacent" to sour gas wells connected to it by pipelines for purposes of Title V major source determination.....

    The effect of the Summit Petroleum case means that, in the Sixth Circuit, longstanding EPA policy addressing how a major source is considered crashed and caused a deregulation by allowing sources to escape Title V permits.

    Sierra Club and the other national and state environmental organizations are totally oblivious to the Summit Petroleum case and its effects on title V permits for the oil and gas industry.  

    You can thank Democrats who are union plumbers and pipefitters in Ohio for me being able to know about the Summit Petroleum case and tell you about it.

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