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Texas Passes 'Fracking' Disclosure Bill

8:44 AM MDT | June 7, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Texas lawmakers have passed a bill that would require disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing. The  process, known as “fracking,” has generated potential drinking water contamination concerns among some lawmakers and environmental groups. The House had passed the disclosure bill earlier this year, and the state Senate passed a version of the fracking bill last week. It was then forwarded to the House for a vote on amendments, which approved it over the weekend. The bill would require companies “to reveal exactly what...

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