Interior Dept. to impose fracking-disclosure rule

02/5/2012 | Reuters

Draft rules from the Department of the Interior would require natural gas companies to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. Companies should also guarantee that wastewater from fracking does not spill into the environment, according to the rules. "We will continue to gather public input throughout this process to ensure that the disclosure rule enhances public confidence in hydraulic fracturing on public lands, while also encouraging continued safe and responsible exploration and production for many decades to come," said Adam Fletcher, a spokesman for the department.

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