As the Uintah Basin struggles to find a balance to its economy, it still can make residents wince when the oil and gas industry is painted in a negative light. Well, according to an article from KSL, advocates for clean air and members of the extraction industry have been working together to help address air pollution, especially the wintertime ozone problem. Throughout last winter, the oil and gas industry companies voluntarily completed a checklist of “to do” procedures for reducing emissions. Some of those things included capturing leaks, reducing idling, installing vapor controls at locations with tanks, using solar power at injection wells, and instituting best management practices through updated training for employees. Data shows that the ozone has had exceedances over the federal limits the last few years and the oil and gas industry companies have been responsive to what they can do.
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