Industry is urged to address safety concerns related to fracking

06/11/2013 | Bloomberg · Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Energy companies need to adopt stricter standards for hydraulic fracturing to address "legitimate concerns" about the safety of the drilling technique, said John Watson, chairman and CEO of Chevron. "Public expectations are very high, and there's no reason they shouldn't be high," Watson said. "There are some risks out there. Some risks are overstated. But we have to engage them either way."

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