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Fracking Chemical Disclosure

Got Science? Ohio Wake-up Call on Fracking Disclosure Laws

Seth Shulman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

Ohio, like many other states, has a fracking disclosure law that does more to protect company secrets than it does to protect citizens. It's a situation that clearly needs to change.

North Carolina's Fracking Bill Sponsor Has Close Ties to Industry

Jesse Coleman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

A bill being pushed through the North Carolina legislature would fast track hydraulic fracturing in the state. The bill passed the state Senate yesterday and now heads to the House.

State Legislative Committees OK Bill To Block Fracking Chemical Disclosure

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill that would make it a crime to publicly disclose the secret chemical mixtures that energy companies pump into the ground ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Eyeing Federal Rules On Fracking Fluid Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting public comments on how it might go about "enhancing transparency for chemicals and mix...

Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public Lands

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.

State Supreme Court Hears Fracking Chemical Case

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether a trade secrets exemption in Wyoming's public records law may b...

Kate Sheppard

Do Frackers Even Know What They're Putting Into The Ground?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, known widely as "fracking," have been pushing hard for natural gas companies to disclose all of the chemicals in the ...

Governor Signs Tougher Fracking Regulations

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. ...

Tell Us Your Fracking Recipe!

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 26 (Reuters) - Environmental groups are asking a state court to force Wyoming to provide a mor...

Texas Adopts Rules On Fracking Chemical Disclosure

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

HOUSTON -- Texas regulators have adopted rules requiring oil and gas drillers to disclose on a website the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing ...

Texas Could Be First State To Require Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — Texas is poised to become the first state to require gas drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use to release natural gas f...