A Colorado environmental group sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month, asking a judge to force the EPA to tighten regulations on the oil and gas industry.
(Read the suit here)
Ed Ireland, with the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, thinks there will be a trend toward more environmental regulation under the Obama administration. The suit comes a few months after a bill that would impose rules on hydraulic fracturing. He's worried about driving up the cost of production.
Loyal readers will recall that, at a City Council hearing in October, there was a lot of discussion about low-cost ways reduce pollution from drilling.
What do y'all think?
-- Mike Lee