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EPA to press for further regulation on fracking emissions

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Natural gas is a key component of a clean energy future, though extracting those resources must be done in an environmentally friendly way, the EPA said.

The Environmental Protection Agency said that it was responding to a court order by proposing new standards that would seek to limit volatile organic compound emissions associated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of shale gas deposits.

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