Groups lay out arguments against EPA over ozone problem in Uintah Basin

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  • Yeah but South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    The real question is what is EPA doing to fix the problem? Are they sitting on their duffs waiting until they have "unquestionable data" before they actually do something? From what I understand, it was the state that arranged the big studies, and they have already started adopting regulations to control oil/gas ops in the basin. Why isn't EPA doing it, too. Data from the state's oil/gas/mining office shows that most of the wells are on Indian Country, and according to "reliable sources", either the Tribe or the Feds have to fix problems there; the state can't do anything about tribal issues. That's where this story should have gone - we know there's a problem in the basin; what's being done to fix it?