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Texas Governor Signs Fracking Disclosure Bill

9:36 AM MDT | June 21, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R.) has signed into a law a bill requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process. The law requires companies “to reveal exactly what harmful chemicals are being pumped into the ground in the fracking process," lawmakers say. The law also provides “certain protections against proprietary information where the exact composition of non-harmful chemicals used in the process are considered a trade secret," and requires any carcinogens or other harmful chemicals must be...

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