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EPA seeks public comment on whether fracking chemicals should be made public

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration announced its first steps on Friday toward possibly tighter regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, seeking public input on whether companies should be required to disclose the contents of fluids used in the oil and natural gas drilling technique. The U.S.…

EPA considers forcing companies to disclose fracking chemicals and safety studies

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it wants to gather public comment on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose the content of fluids used for oil and gas production, a possible step toward greater federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The…