EPA Taps Energy Firms For Fracturing Data

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking information from nine natural gas service firms about the chemicals used in the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing to determine whether they pose a risk to nearby drinking water sources.

The EPA on Thursday asked Halliburton Co., Schlumberger Ltd. and other companies to disclose data on the chemicals they use, their impact on humans and the environment, standard operating procedures at hydraulic fracturing sites, and the locations of those sites.

The request is part of the agency’s scientific...
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