EPA Orders Halliburton To Share Fracking Data

Law360, New York (November 11, 2010, 3:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a subpoena to Halliburton Corp. in an effort to obtain data related to the chemicals the company uses in the process of fracking, or extracting natural gas by hydraulically fracturing shale.

The EPA said Tuesday that eight of the nine companies it had asked to voluntarily disclose information about the chemicals used in fracking had done so, but that Halliburton had declined.

The agency's hydraulic fracturing study will look at the potential adverse impacts of the technique on drinking...
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