TXOGA Release: EPA’s Latest Ozone Standard Change to Hurt Texans, Economy


October 1, 2015

AUSTIN – Even as ozone levels drop dramatically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again lowered the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone to a level that is virtually impossible for parts of Texas to achieve without severely hampering local economic development, according to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA).

“Ozone levels in Texas are dropping significantly while our state’s population has skyrocketed….

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September 23, 2015

AUSTIN – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a series of new rules that are out of touch with Texas programs that are dramatically reducing air emissions in the state, even as oil and natural gas production levels soar, according to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA). TXOGA will testify today at a public hearing related to proposed EPA rules in Dallas,…

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House Bill 40

9-9-2015 | Publication

September 9, 2015

What exactly does House Bill 40 do?

House bill 40 provides cities with authority to reasonably regulate aboveground activity related to oil and natural gas operations like setbacks from other structures, traffic and noise. House Bill 40 affirms that regulation of oil and natural gas operations like fracking and production is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the state.

Why does Texas need House Bill 40?…

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