Calif. Draft Rules On Fracking Call For Chemical Disclosures

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 5:54 PM EST) -- California's Department of Conservation released draft regulations Tuesday for governing hydraulic fracturing that would require energy companies to disclose what chemicals they use in the controversial oil and gas extraction process.

The draft does not initiate the formal rulemaking process, the agency said, but is meant to be a launchpad for discussion by industry players, environmental organizations and other stakeholders about how to regulate a practice that can allow for large oil and gas recoveries but has raised concerns about public safety and air and water...
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