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Fracking, Federal Regs and the Facts

fracking  hydraulic fracturing  regulation  fracfocus 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 18, 2015

A number of congressional Democrats say they plan to reintroduce legislation to repeal the oil and natural gas industry’s “exemption” from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and require disclosure of chemicals using in hydraulic fracturing.

This “Back to the Future” exercise – it first emerged in 2009 – is founded on two falsehoods: that industry is exempt from SDWA and that currently there’s no disclosure of chemicals used in fracking.

In short, the so-called “FRAC Act” that some in Congress hope to reanimate is one of those Washington solutions in search of a problem.

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Fracking: Transparently Safe

fracfocus  hydraulic fracturing  fracking  oil and natural gas development 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 28, 2014

Safe and responsible development of America’s vast oil and natural gas reserves located in shale and other tight-rock formations created the U.S. energy revolution, which continues to this day. Thanks to advanced hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, the U.S. is an energy superpower. The numbers on shale energy, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA):

  • 3.5 million barrels per day of oil production – 45 percent of the U.S. total
  • 40 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas production – 60 percent of the U.S. total

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Hydraulic Fracturing Information Online

domestic energy  energy iq  environmental protection agency  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  hydrofracking  technology innovation  fracfocus  ground water protection council  gwpc 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 11, 2011

Looking for information about hydraulic fracturing? The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) launched their new joint website today to respond to concerns about the chemicals used in fracturing operations. It's called FracFocus and can be found here. 

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