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EPA to review Texas oversight of oil, gas wastewater disposal wellsReutersMedia Coverage

By Valerie Volcovici
June 21, 2024

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“We believe that a rigorous and transparent evaluation by the EPA will ultimately lead to stronger protections for our water resources and greater accountability for regulatory practices,” said Virginia Palacios, executive director of Commission Shift.

The RRC has also applied for authority, or “primacy,” from the EPA to run its own permitting program for injecting carbon dioxide underground for permanent storage.

Commission Shift said the concerns raised around its management of wastewater disposal and carbon for oil recovery raise red flags around its ability to regulate carbon sequestration.

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