Lawmakers Push Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Law

Law360, New York (June 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As energy companies push to keep states in charge of regulating natural gas extraction, Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing back with bills that would roll back an exemption that protects the oil and gas industry from disclosing chemicals used in a production method called hydraulic fracturing.

The fight is brewing amid stark disagreement over whether such chemicals harm drinking water supplies.

What is known for sure is that the industry is the only one that enjoys an exemption from the reporting requirements of the Safe...
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