Waste

EPA Exemption for Oil, Gas Wastes to Remain in Hazardous Waste Law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will continue to exempt wastes from oil and natural gas operations from the law governing hazardous wastes after concluding that state programs to manage them were sufficient and spills were rare.

April 25, 2019

Enviros Sue EPA, Seek Tougher Regulations For Oil, NatGas Waste Disposal

A group of environmental and community organizations filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday seeking stricter federal regulations for the disposal of waste from oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

May 5, 2016

Enviros Sue EPA, Seek Tougher Regulations For Oil, NatGas Waste Disposal

A group of environmental and community organizations filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday seeking stricter federal regulations for the disposal of waste from oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

May 5, 2016

New Oilfield Waste Disposal Rules Eyed in North Dakota

New rules for the handling of waste that could impact oil and natural gas well sites are being examined by the North Dakota Department of Health (DOH) and should be effective in the latter half of 2015.

December 30, 2014

Firm Seeks to Soak Up Methane Emissions, Profits

An Irvine, CA-based company is touting a licensing agreement with a Dresser-Rand Group unit that makes small turbines as opening the door for smaller, decentralized power generation using otherwise unusable waste gas.

December 12, 2014

Appalachian Drilling Waste Remains A Growing Concern

Landfills in West Virginia will stop accepting drilling sludge after the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) discovered that a site in Harrison County recently accepted the material after it was rejected at another dump across the state line in Pennsylvania.

May 30, 2014

West Virginia Bill Would Allow Landfills to Take Drilling Waste

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will likely call a special session of the state legislature to introduce a bill regulating the disposal of drill cuttings and associated drilling waste into commercial landfills, after lawmakers failed to passed the measure before adjourning on Saturday.

March 11, 2014

GreenHunter Begins Operations at Ohio Waste Treatment Facility

GreenHunter Water LLC has begun to process complex oilfield waste streams at its bulk storage and barge transloading terminal in New Matamoras, OH, the GreenHunter Resources Inc. subsidiary said Friday.

July 1, 2013

EPA Establishes Independent Advisory Board on Fracking Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) has formed a Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel of independent experts to peer review the EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. EPA said the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in “an open and transparent manner.”

March 27, 2013

Landfill Gas Generator Moves to Expand NGV Use

Phoenix, AZ-based solid waste operator Republic Services Inc. has signed a deal with a unit of California-based Clean Fuels Energy Corp. to take some of the renewable natural gas produced at a Tennessee landfill and use it as vehicle fuel in Republic’s expanding natural gas-powered fleet.

August 28, 2012
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