A Premature TSCA Fracking Petition?

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT) -- Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and dozens of other smaller environmental groups have filed an anticipated petition asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act regulating oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) chemicals.

The groups request the EPA to adopt a rule under section 4 of TSCA requiring manufacturers and distributors (not drilling companies) to conduct toxicity testing of all E&P chemicals and make the information publicly available. The petition also requests a rule...
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