Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on New Permits for Compressor Stations

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has just issued a series of draft general permits for compressor stations in the state and is inviting public comment. Currently each compressor station and the operations surrounding such a station are evaluated on a case-by-case basis in the Buckeye State. The general permits (plural) would create a template–a standard that everyone must meet–to streamline the process. Sounds reasonable. That is, until you dig into the requirements. We haven’t gone through the various draft general permit documents ourselves, but the radicals at the Environmental Defense Fund have–and they like what they see. Which means it’s bad for the oil and gas industry…

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