Today we read of a draft FRAC Act currently before Congress seeking to................
a. Require disclosure of the chemical constituents used in the fracturing process, but not the proprietary formula.
b. Repeal a provision added ( by the Bush Administration ) to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempting the industry from complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act ( SWDA), one of America's landmark environmental and public health statutes.
We wish them well and wonder if a similar disclosure clause might be introduced in mainland Europe. Ed.
Read the full report here: http://degette.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&id=1056:degette-hinchey-and-polis-introduce-frac-act-to-ensure-safe-drilling&catid=76:press-releases-&Itemid=227