Calif. Air District Adopts Fracking Disclosure Rule

Law360, San Diego (April 8, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A Southern California air quality district on Friday adopted a rule requiring oil companies to give the agency notice before starting hydraulic fracturing and other drilling activities in the region and to disclose the chemicals they use in their operations, a source told Law360.

Despite opposition from Halliburton Co. and other oil industry groups, the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District voted 8-0 in favor of Proposed Rule 1148.2, which mandates operators of oil and gas wells to notify the air district...
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