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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Tue May 1, 2012, 11:29 AM May 2012

Drillers May Frack First, Disclose Later Under Draft Plan

By Katarzyna Klimasinska - Tue May 01 04:01:58 GMT 2012

Natural-gas companies drilling on U.S. land would be permitted to wait until after hydraulic fracturing is completed to disclose what chemicals they used, under a draft rule being considered by the U.S. Interior Department.

A version in February required companies to file a complete chemical makeup at least 30 days before work began, something energy trade groups, including Washington-based American Exploration and Production Council, complained about. They said it could slow energy production on federal lands.

President Barack Obama has pledged to increase U.S. natural gas production in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, releases gas trapped in shale rock by injecting water, sand and chemicals thousands of feet underground. It’s used for almost every new natural-gas well drilled in the U.S.

Requiring disclosure of chemicals “would only be required after the fracturing operation has taken place,” according to the draft, obtained by Bloomberg News.

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Drillers May Frack First, Disclose Later Under Draft Plan (Original Post) Purveyor May 2012 OP
That's just fucking peachy Autumn May 2012 #1
I don't get it. If they're the wrong, toxic chemicals, how do we stop them before they use them? saras May 2012 #2
... CrispyQ May 2012 #3
That makes no sense at all. Who's writing the rules? Lobbyists? Frustratedlady May 2012 #4
What the hell is wrong with these idiots? hlthe2b May 2012 #5
What a bunch of bullshit Angry Dragon May 2012 #6

Autumn

(45,486 posts)
1. That's just fucking peachy
Tue May 1, 2012, 11:32 AM
May 2012
We all know that the oil and gas companies have our best interests at heart.
 

saras

(6,670 posts)
2. I don't get it. If they're the wrong, toxic chemicals, how do we stop them before they use them?
Tue May 1, 2012, 11:40 AM
May 2012

Seems to be a fatal flaw with the law - kind of like saying that if your victim dies, then you didn't really murder anyone because they're already dead.

Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)
4. That makes no sense at all. Who's writing the rules? Lobbyists?
Tue May 1, 2012, 11:51 AM
May 2012

I thought that was under Bush.

Didn't I just read an article that natural gas depositories were full and they couldn't find any more places to store it? Why frack?

Sounds to me that the companies want to get as much as they can before the prices drop to normal.

hlthe2b

(103,523 posts)
5. What the hell is wrong with these idiots?
Tue May 1, 2012, 11:55 AM
May 2012

Obviously their intent is NOT to know--plausible deniability--when people start dying.

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