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West Virginia Air Quality not Endangered by Fracking
August 23, 2013
A report created by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas, which was anticipated pursuant to previous studies conducted by the DEP, indicates that no new rules are necessary to protect West Virginia’s air quality from natural gas drilling, reports The Sacramento Bee. The report stated that based upon air quality monitoring data there were no indications of a public health emergency or threat because of hydraulic fracturing. The results of the study were presented to West Virginia State Lawmakers on Tuesday during an interim committee meeting.