Monday, August 13, 2012

NRDC Concludes That States Don't Require Enough Disclosure From Frackers

From Slate Magazine:
Are frackers in your state allowed to keep secrets?
new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the majority of states where fracking occurs have no disclosure laws at all, and that those that do are woefully behind when it comes to revealing behind-the-scenes details of their operations. While the Obama administration has put some new rules in place, many decisions about what drillers are allowed to hide are left to the states; Interior Secretary Ken Salazar complained to Reuters that state-level regulation is “not good enough for me, because states are at very different levels, some have zero, some have decent rules.”
Read the rest of the article here, and see the actual NRDC report here.

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