Wednesday, December 23, 2009

TCEQ Releases New Rules

The TCEQ has released new rules for responding to citizen complaints. This is a great start towards better regulations but there is still much more that needs to be done.

Many thanks to the
TXOGAP and the Town of Dish who have been working so hard for better regulations and reform for the oil and gas industry. The TXOGAP needs support to continue their hard work.

We need the EPA to help by removing the Oil and Gas Industry exemptions from the following:

Safe Drinking Water Act
Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Toxic Release Inventory under the Emergency Planning
Community Right-to-Know Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response
Compensation and Liability Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

And make any new rules or regulations retro-active to apply to all gas drilling activity.

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