EIP and sixteen other public interest groups petitioned the USEPA to require that toxic pollutants released during oil and gas extraction (including “fracking” and downstream processing) be reported to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Oil and gas extraction releases nearly 130,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants a year, second only to coal-fired power plants. Public release of data through annual TRI reports can give communities vital information about the environmental footprint of this rapidly growing industry, and help companies set benchmarks for reducing their pollution.
For the press release, click here.
For the petition, click here.
For the fact sheet click here.
For the link to the teleconference click here.