This is actually horrible news: Best Available Control Technology, BACT, does not work. Even with the BACT that is mandated in Wyoming, emissions from natural gas extraction and production activity has caused smog that is worse than in large cities like Los Angeles.
After this news came out last week, I contacted a friend who helped push the mandate for BACT use in Wyoming.
Can you tell me why Wyoming is having such bad smog issues even with the BACT? Are the emissions so bad that even with BACT we can still look forward to endless smog?
Seems to be. There is little doubt the state and everyone else have been taking steps, even somewhat significant steps, to control emissions, but it has not been enough—I think the level of development is just overwhelming everything.
So, there you have it. Vapor Recovery Systems and the other BACT technologies won’t be enough.