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O&G industry girds for more stringent regulatory environment

The U.S. oil and gas industry may be the world’s largest producer of the fuels, but its future could be clouded by a number of approaching federal regulations that could curtail future expansion, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive said Wednesday.

Dan Byers, senior director for policy for the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Twenty-First Century Energy, said one of the major threats from the Environmental Protection Agency is the impending change in ozone reduction requirements, which he said, if enacted today, would put 2,200 counties across the country out of compliance.

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