EPA Raid on the Permian Basin: A new ozone decision would force less drilling in America’s most productive shale reserve
“The latest comes from the Environmental Protection Agency, which has announced it may soon deem parts of the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico in ‘non-attainment’ with its ozone standards. Green groups last spring petitioned the EPA to do this to effectively force curbs on shale fracking. The Permian is currently the most productive, and cost-effective, oil shale reserve in the U.S. It accounts for 43% of U.S. oil production.”
Originally published here at WSJ on 29 June 2022.