Thursday, May 19, 2011

Texas Fracking Bill Would Be First To Require Public Disclosure Of Gas Drilling Chemicals

HOUSTON — Texas is poised to become the first state to require gas drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use to release natural gas from tight rock formations, a measure that could set the stage for other states and Congress to move ahead with their own initiatives to regulate hydraulic fracturing.

But environmentalists caution the bill, while a step in the right direction, remains too protective of industry.

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