Energy in the West

Some conservations groups surprised by EPA fracking chemicals draft rule

June 13, 2014
Some conservations groups surprised by EPA fracking chemicals draft rule In May, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it might seek more transparency when it comes to disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The announcement comes three years after environmental law group Earthjustice petitioned the agency on behalf of over 100 conservation groups. At first, Earthjustice thought this was good news but, part of the government's response came as a surprise: If EPA comes up with a new rule, it will only apply to oil and natural gas activities on private land. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why this could be a problem.
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EPA hydraulic fracturing chemical draft rule

Earthjustice Fracking Petition