Texas Bill Pushes Fracking Chemical Disclosures

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A Texas lawmaker introduced a bill Friday in the state House of Representatives that would bar hydraulic fracturing contracts from prohibiting the disclosure of chemicals used in the controversial method for natural gas drilling.

The measure, House Bill 3228, was introduced by Rep. Jim Keffer of the House Committee on Energy Resources and would require natural gas service companies and operators to disclose the chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, the Environmental Defense Fund said in a statement.

According to the green group, the...
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