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May 9, 2014

U.S. takes first step toward fracking disclosure rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration announced its first steps on Friday toward possibly tighter regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, seeking public input on whether companies should be required to disclose the contents of fluids used in the oil and natural gas drilling technique.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would gather public comment for 90 days on whether to require chemical manufacturers to disclose the contents of fluids they inject into shale seams to release trapped oil or gas.

May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014

EPA considers stricter disclosure on fracking fluids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it wants to gather public comment on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose the content of fluids used for oil and gas production, a possible step toward greater federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The agency on Friday released an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” that came partly as a response to a petition by the environmental group Earthjustice under a section of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014