Energy policy — oil and gas: contains information on chemical composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids

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From the Glenwood Springs Post Indpendent (John Colson):

“Hydraulic fracturing in Western Colorado has resulted in ongoing concern and reasonable questions from local communities,” said David Ludlam, executive director of the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association in Grand Junction. “This tool will go a long way to help ease those concerns and clear up some misunderstandings about hydraulic fracturing technology,” he said…

The website is underwritten by the Ground Water Protection Council, a national nonprofit group, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, an industry advocacy organization. “This voluntary ‘disclosure’ site allows authorized members of the oil and natural gas industry to upload chemical information for hydraulic fracturing jobs conducted after January 20, 2011,” according to the website.

As of April 11, the only participant in Garfield County was Williams Petroleum, which listed 10 hydraulic fracturing procedures conducted between Feb. 2 and March 12.

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