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New requirements will force the disclosure of chemicals used in the fracking process in oil and gas wells on federal and American Indian lands.
They said the new rules only require chemical disclosure after the fracturing has been done.
In reacting to the new rules Friday, the industry didn't seem too concerned with the proposal itself, but was leery of a bigger federal presence.
Originally posted by Vipassana
I'm glad the Obama administration put forth these new guidelines.
But in a significant concession to the oil industry, companies will have to reveal the composition of fluids only after they have completed drilling — a sharp change from the government’s original proposal, which would have required disclosure of the chemicals 30 days before a well could be started.