Utah Approves Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rule

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT) -- With support from the energy industry, Utah regulators on Wednesday made their state the latest to require natural gas companies using hydraulic fracturing to publicly disclose chemicals used in the controversial and increasingly widespread extraction technique.

The state's Oil, Gas and Mining Board unanimously endorsed the extra regulation, saying that while fracking hasn't harmed public health during many years of use in Utah, the action was warranted because of mounting public concern surrounding reports of contaminated groundwater and other negative impacts across the country.

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