- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grassroots activists are celebrating a proposal that aims to tighten restrictions on smog-producing gas fields in the Pinedale area.

A Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality advisory board decided earlier this month to endorse a plan that would mandate leak detection equipment and impose repair requirements for compressor stations.

Elaine Crumpley is the president of Citizens United for Responsible Energy Development.

Crumpley tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/1ALcNqs ) that the advisory board’s decision marked a victory for Sublette County residents.

The plan still must be approved by the state Environmental Quality Council.

Efforts to address air quality in the Upper Green River Basin come two years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found the region in violation of federal health standards.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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