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Fracking Chemicals

Kate Sheppard

Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a ma...

The Other Side of Fracking: Connecting the Dots Along the Supply Lines

Tobias Roberts | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Tobias Roberts

Everyone has heard of fracking these days -- that dreadful and dangerous practice of drilling and injecting chemical-laden fluid into the ground at a ...

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...

Major Oil And Gas Firm Will Disclose Fracking Chemicals

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturi...

Chemicals Found At Fracking Sites Linked To Cancer, Says New Study

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and a slew of other health problems have been found in water samples collected at and near ...

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...

'Fracking By The Numbers' Report Urges Frack Ban

The Huffington Post | James Gerken and Andrea Rael | Posted 10.11.2013 | Green

What impact has natural gas development had on the U.S.? "Fracking by the Numbers," a new report from advocacy group Environment America, seeks to...

Ohio Announces New Rules For Frackers

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A list of toxic chemicals used by Ohio shale drillers must be made available locally to governments, first responders and resi...

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 ...

States Ask Interior For Fracking Exemption

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's congressional delegation asked Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a letter Monday to exempt Wyoming and other states...

Climate Action Plan, EPA and Breast Cancer: We Won't Trade Our Health for Reduced Carbon Emissions

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

The president's plan for addressing climate change requires us to kick a toxic can of health harms down the road. In so doing, we betray our obligation to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations.

More Research Needed to Understand Health Risks of Fracking

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

One of the biggest challenges is simply finding out what natural gas companies are pumping into the air and water. Fracking is exempt from many federal requirements to monitor air and water pollution, and gas companies don't do much voluntary reporting.

Invasive Procedures

Christiana Z. Peppard | Posted 07.19.2012 | Green
Christiana Z. Peppard

The rise of informed consent for invasive procedures demonstrates that, as a society, we take moral considerations seriously. People have a right to know in advance what chemicals are being used in hydraulic fracturing.

New Fracking Rules Proposed

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and I...

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 ...

In Industry We Trust

Scott Edwards | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Scott Edwards

Until the fracking industry provides scientists and the public with a list of the toxics it wants to pump into the earth, this activity simply should not be allowed anywhere.

What's in This Fracking Water?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

As part of the publicity surrounding the introduction of Halliburton's new fracking fluid formula known as CleanStim, CEO Dave Lesar had one of his executives take a swig of the stuff in front of a stunned audience.

Texas Becomes First State To Require Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green

HOUSTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a bill requiring drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use when extracting oil and gas from den...

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...

Gas Companies In Northwest Colorado Agree To Disclose Fracking Data

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver

Several energy companies operating in northwest Colorado have agreed to publicly disclose on a new website information regarding the constituents of h...

Legislature Shoots Down State Involvement In Fracking Study

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The state will not get involved with a study of chemicals used in natural-gas drilling, legislators decided Monday. Rep. Roger Wilson, D-...

EPA Subpoenaes Halliburton After They Refused To Disclose 'Fracking' Chemicals

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency subpoenaed energy giant Halliburton Tuesday, seeking a description of the chemical components u...

Contaminated Drinking Water? 80 Chemicals Revealed In Natural Gas Drilling

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- More than two years after the start of a natural gas drilling boom, Pennsylvania is making public a complete list of the chemi...