INDUSTRY OPPOSES TIGHTENING RCRA RULES

The U.S. oil industry has warned Congress that a strict approach in reauthorizing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) could shut down 80% of the country's oil wells and 75% of its gas wells. Industry officials told the Senate environmental protection subcommittee, during a hearing on RCRA reauthorization, the current mix of state and federal rules is the best way to control the oil industry's production wastes. Oil and gas wastes and produced fluids are not regulated under

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