API seeks extra time to review EPA's air-pollution rules

09/26/2011 | FuelFix.com

The American Petroleum Institute requested more time to study and comment on proposed Environmental Protection Agency air regulations for drilling and production activities. Although the industry isn't against the rules, they "are concerned that, unless properly crafted, they could hamper our ability to meet the nation's energy needs," said Howard Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at API. "As EPA's proposal stands today, we have questions about whether we're going to get workable, practical rules that do not obstruct development," Feldman said.

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