EPA's Additional Fracking Rules May Bring Confusion

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- Hydraulic fracturing has moved to the forefront of debate over U.S. energy policy, and concern over fracking chemicals has prompted significant change in the regulatory landscape. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may further alter the terrain by issuing reporting rules using its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to collect and subsequently disclose information on the composition and potential health and environmental effects of chemical substances used in the fracking process.

In the fracking process, a mixture of mostly water, a proppant (often sand...
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