Energy policy — oil and gas: S. 1215, Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act

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From the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (John Colson):

Two Colorado representatives, Diana DeGette, D-Denver, and Jared Polis, D-Boulder, joined with two East Coast lawmakers on Tuesday in a move to repeal a Bush administration exemption of the industry from following the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The group, which included two other Democratic representatives — Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Maurice Hinchey of New York — introduced legislation that would require oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals are used in the controversial process. The two eastern lawmakers said they signed on to the bill because increased oil and gas exploration is taking place in their states. Known as the FRAC Act — short for Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act — the measure would be an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a message from Kristofer Eisenla of DeGette’s Washington, D.C., office.

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