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Federal Fracking Disclosure Decision Targets Chemical Firms

10:53 AM MST | January 3, 2012 | Kara Sissell

EPA has partially granted a petition from environmental groups asking the agency develop rules requiring makers of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids to submit existing information to EPA identifying the chemicals, their intended uses, quantities produced and health or environmental exposure to or effects of the chemicals. However, it is important to note that EPA's plans are different from disclosure rules being promulgated on the state level, says Richard Denison, senior scientist with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF; New York), one of the...

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