"The public has a right to know": Fracking companies don't have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns

Nov 15, 2017
With drilling and fracking, the ingredients that make up the chemicals used to obtain oil and gas are legally allowed to be kept confidential.
A natural gas drill at a hydraulic fracturing site on in Springville, Pennsylvania, in 2012.
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Drillers and enviros try to set fracking standards together

Mar 22, 2013
Can natural-gas companies and environmental groups together set standards for fracking that will win the public's trust? An experiment in Pennsylvania will try.

Feds issue fracking rules for public lands

May 4, 2012
Companies will have to disclose the chemicals they use to force oil and gas out of the ground. But only after they extract them, not beforehand.