EPA Wants Calif. Offshore Fracking Chemicals Made Public

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 1:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will require oil and gas drillers engaged in hydraulic fracturing off the California coast to disclose what chemicals are discharged into the Pacific Ocean, amid reports that regulators have allowed offshore fracking without the public's knowledge.

The EPA made the disclosure requirement, which will be effective March 1, part of a revised permit for oil and gas operations in federal waters off the coast of southern California. It requires oil and gas operators to maintain an inventory...
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