Inside Fla.'s Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bills

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 12:33 PM EST) -- The Florida Legislature is considering two bills that would require disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations within the state.

While not as shale-rich as its neighboring states to the west, Florida contains parts of several shale formations, including the Lower Sunniland and Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Florida’s proposed legislation follows in the footsteps of numerous other states that have enacted similar disclosure requirements, including Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. Wyoming, a historically energy-friendly state, was the first to require disclosure of...
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