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“EPA Faces Lawsuit Alleging Failure To Update Flaring Requirements”

“A coalition of environmental groups is taking legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s alleged failure to update requirements for an industrial process for burning pollutants.

The groups alleged in a notice of intent to sue that the EPA has not updated its requirements for the process, called flaring, since 1986 despite a requirement to do so every eight years.

Flaring is a process used in industries such as the oil and gas industry as well as the petrochemical industry in which companies attempt to burn waste gases, which can include some that can harm health and the environment.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill June 11, 2020.