Texas became the first state with active legislation regarding the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing when Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law. The fracking legislation was welcomed as the industry defends itself in places like the Marcellus Shale. Texas, as a more mature producing state, stepped forward to provide direction and to help ease concerns of environmentalist and citizens. Southwestern Energy praised the announcement and the transparency it will provide in an important time in the history of our country’s energy needs.
“Southwestern Energy Company strongly supports Governor Perry’s decision to require the public disclosure of all the chemicals contained in hydraulic fracturing fluids. Developing America’s shale gas resources is important for meeting our country’s growing energy needs, but so is transparency in how we access these resources. It is essential that we do everything reasonably possible to ensure public trust and acceptance of hydraulic fracturing operations. Without the tireless leadership of Representative Keffer and the strong support of Senator Nelson, this historic legislation would not have become law,’ stated Mueller.”
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