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Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Touts New Air Pollution Rules For Oil And Gas Industry

By Nick Visser

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is touting the state’s new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry — but he insists that local efforts to curb drilling run afoul of constitutional property rights.

The governor gathered environmentalists, state health officials and representatives of the oil and gas industry Tuesday to tout new air-quality controls.

The rules, adopted over the weekend, include the nation’s first statewide limits on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

The rules also call for infrared cameras to detect air pollution at oil and gas sites. State health officials say the changes will make …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green