Texas Senate OKs Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT) -- The Texas Senate passed a bill Wednesday that requires drilling companies to publicly disclose the chemical contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing.

If the Texas House of Representatives approves the Senate's amendments to the measure, Texas would become one of the first states in the country to demand disclosure of fracking chemicals.

"The bill provides certain protections against proprietary information where the exact composition of nonharmful chemicals used in the process are considered a trade secret," the Texas Senate said in a statement online. "Any...
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