This afternoon, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new proposed rules to govern fracking on publicly owned lands managed by the federal government. This includes wild places like National Forests and National Wildlife Refuges. But it also includes...continued→
Matthew McFeeley, Attorney, Washington, D.C.
A new report released today by the National Parks Conservation Association details the growing dangers that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas poses to some of America’s most treasured and iconic places. Fracking is increasingly happening just outside the borders...continued→
A new Harvard study out today lists numerous problems with FracFocus.org, a website on which many states have required fracking companies to disclose the chemicals they use. In short: the information is unreliable and incomplete, likely in large part because...continued→
Current Law is Inadequate to Ensure Doctors, Nurses, and First Responders Have Access to Fracking Chemical Information
Late last week, outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that a new Obama Administration proposal for rules related to fracking on public lands is “imminent.” Those rules are expected to require disclosure of the chemicals companies use when they frack....continued→
Three Reasons Why the Obama Administration Shouldn't Use FracFocus.org in its New Fracking Disclosure Rule
The Obama Administration is developing rules to require fracking chemical disclosure for operations on federal lands and a recent leaked draft of the new rules requires companies to disclose the chemicals they use on the privately-run website FracFocus.org rather than...continued→
Posted February 11, 2013 by Matthew McFeeley
On Friday, EnergyWire published a leaked draft of a new proposed Bureau of Land Management rule on hydraulic fracturing. If enacted, the revisions contained in the draft would represent a major capitulation to the oil and gas industry – and...continued→
Last month, EPA released a “progress report” on its ongoing study of hydraulic fracturing and the impacts of fracking on drinking water. The progress report contains a lot of interesting information, but one particular map caught my eye. The map...continued→
Despite state laws requiring disclosure, fracking companies keep tens of thousands of chemicals secret
The evidence keeps piling up regarding the inadequacy of state fracking disclosure laws when it comes to ensuring transparency. A recent article from Bloomberg News finds that in many states with regulations requiring disclosure of fracking chemicals, companies can evade...continued→
A recent investigation by EnergyWire found that when companies provide information on the chemicals they use to frack wells, most of the time they keep at least one chemical secret. Sixty-five percent of disclosures made by oil and gas companies...continued→
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