SEC Wants Gas Drillers To Divulge Fracking Info

By Derek Hawkins (August 25, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has begun asking energy companies to turn over information about their use of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from shale rock, it was reported Thursday.

The SEC is requesting information from oil and gas drillers on the types of chemicals they use in the process, commonly called fracking, as well as details about their efforts to minimize water use and environmental harm, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The move marks a new front in the national debate over the safety of fracking, which involves blasting a mix of water, chemicals and sand into...

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