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  • What U.S. Government Officials Have Said About Hydraulic Fracturing

    A significant body of both government and private research, including DOI’s own research finalized since the original May 2012 proposed rule for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, continues to show that there are no documented cases of hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater, from the Marcellus Shale to California.
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    The Facts on NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a statutory duty under the Clean Air Act to periodically review the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for six primary pollutants: carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particle pollution and sulfur dioxide. These reviews are designed to ensure that the air quality standards are set at levels to protect public health.
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    New Ozone Rules Could Be the Most Expensive Ever

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should not change the current ozone standards. The U.S. government has a responsibility to keep federal regulations sensible and not change standards on businesses and consumers needlessly.
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    API's Review Shows Flaws in EPA Pavillion Groundwater and Monitoring Report

    EPA has yet to demonstrate any evidence of hydraulic fracturing linked to groundwater contamination. EPA’s work at Pavillion, Wyo., joins Parker County, Texas and Dimock, Penn., as examples of unsound science leading to unsupported conclusions. Technical reports released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed that USGS groundwater sampling results contradicted EPA’s results and that the EPA monitoring wells created for the testing were unsuitable for groundwater quality assessment.
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  • Environmental Expenditures Survey (1990-2013)

    Expenditures covered in this report are those related to the prevention, control, abatement or elimination of environmental pollution by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry in the United States and its territories. Interested in this report or more information, contact Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org.
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  • Advancements in Technology Reduce Environmental Impact

    The brief reports linked here will illustrate how the oil and natural gas industry takes many steps to assure that exploration and production operations offshore, onshore or in the Arctic can take place with very little environmental impact.
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