Pa. airs pollution standards for natural gas machinery

Posted: February 01, 2013

Pennsylvania regulators on Thursday proposed new air emission standards on natural gas compressor stations, the machinery that moves gas from well sites to transmission lines that environmentalists have targeted as a major pollution source associated with Marcellus Shale development.

The Department of Environmental Protection says the new standards impose limits that are 75 to 90 percent stricter than current standards for the largest compressor stations. DEP will accept comments on the proposed changes until March 19.

More information is available on the agency's website: bit.ly/WikzXZ.    - Andrew Maykuth

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