EPA caps emissioins at gas and oil wells

The Environmental Protection Agency issued its first standards for oil and gas companies covering air pollution from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That’s good, of course, although the drillers will cry foul and again will label the EPA as anti-business. Balderdash. But this new rule will do nothing to restore the forest fragmentation and outright habitat destruction that accompanies a drilling operation, especially in New York State and Pennsylvania.

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