05/26/2010 11:35 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

DeGette To Push For Tighter Fracking Regulations In Wake Of BP Oil Spill

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette Wednesday will introduce an amendment calling for full disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids to a bill introduced earlier this month that's meant to strengthen the Safe Drinking Water Act.

HR 5320 (pdf), the "Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2010," was introduced May 10 by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

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