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EPA sets standards for gas wells

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Washington, D.C. (WQOW) - The White House is taking steps to address pollution concerns surrounding fracking.

On Wednesday, the EPA issued standards to control air pollution from gas wells drilled using the fracking method.  Under the plan, drillers have more than two years to use technology to reduce emissions.  Wells drilled in low-pressure areas will be exempt from the standards. 

President Obama has strongly backed natural grass drilling as a clean energy source, but has been criticized by both republicans and environmental groups.

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