Encana asks EPA to suspend, restart comment period on Pavillion report

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to extend the time period for accepting comments on EPA's draft report about whether hydraulic fracturing in Pavillion field natural gas wells might be responsible for odd odor and taste in drinking water around Pavillion, Wyo. In a Jan. 6 letter to Paul Antastas, assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Research and Development, Encana asked the EPA to suspend and restart the comment period, now scheduled to expire Jan. 27. EPA "is moving too quickly" with its public comment and peer-review process on the Pavillion report, John Schopp, vice-president for Encana's Northern Rockies operations, wrot...

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