The discharge of wastewater from shale gas and coalbed methane wells will be subject to upcoming regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA has announced. The agency plans to propose a Clean Water Act rule in 2014 for pretreating wastewater from shale gas wells before the water is sent to public treatment facilities. It expects to present a rule in 2013 on the release of coalbed methane wastewater into streams.

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