Article in the NY Times. New proposed bill requires O&G companies to disclose the chemicals they use in fracking. GREAT. Oh wait. They don’t have to disclose them until after they have completed the drilling. Hmmm. That seems to defeat the purpose.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday issued a proposed rule governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands that will for the first time require disclosure of the chemicals used in the process.
But in a significant concession to the oil industry, companies will have to reveal the composition of fluids only after they have completed drilling — a sharp change from the government’s original proposal, which would have required disclosure of the chemicals 30 days before a well could be started.
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