EPA Urged To Require Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT) -- About 115 organizations petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to begin requiring companies that manufacture and process chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing to disclose the contents of their products.

The Sierra Club, League of Women Voters and scores of other national and state groups formally asked the federal agency to force companies like Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and AquaNess Chemical and BJ Services Co. to conduct toxicity tests and submit data about the health and environmental hazards posed by the chemicals they manufacture, process...
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