Texas Fracking Bill: State Becomes First to Require Public Disclosure of Chemicals

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 20, 2011

Texas becomes the first state to pass a law requiring the public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids.

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a bill requiring drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use when extracting oil and gas from dense rock formations, the first state to pass such a law.

“The issue has taken on national importance as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is used in more states to extract once out-of-reach hydrocarbons from impermeable shale formations. Drillers pump chemical-laced water into the ground at high pressure to crack the rock.”

The rest of the article is found at www.huffingtonpost.com

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