Environmental groups and Colorado’s oil and gas industry have set aside their differences to support a new rule for hydraulic fracturing. State regulators approved the rule yesterday, which requires oil and gas companies to publicly disclose the chemicals and fluids used in fracturing. As Bente Birkeland reports, it’s being hailed as the most transparent rule in the country.

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One Response to State Passes Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

  1. Di says:

    This is the best news of the week, Andrea — thank you! In a clash between public health and trade secrets, public health should prevail. Isn’t that why food manufacturers have to disclose their ingredients, and drug manufacturers have to submit their compounds to the FDA?

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