Pitkin, Delta, Routt and San Miguel county commissioners and Boulder County Public Health officials all provide hydraulic fracturing comments to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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From the Associated Press (Catharine Tsai) via The Denver Post. From the article:

In written comments submitted before a deadline Friday, Pitkin County commissioners pushed for full disclosure of all chemicals used in fracturing, not just the nonproprietary ones. Gunnison County Democrats, Citizens for Huerfano County and others have criticized the rule for protecting trade secrets rather than requiring full disclosure…

County commissioners for Delta, Routt and San Miguel counties and Boulder County Public Health officials said the rule should clarify how operators declare something to be a trade secret.

And companies should be held responsible for inaccurate or incomplete information, county commissioners in Pitkin and Routt counties said. Operators have said they shouldn’t be held responsible for inaccurate information provided by third-party vendors…

Delta County commissioners praised a provision that would have companies provide 48 hours’ notice of fracking activity but requested that local authorities be notified too.

Routt County commissioners requested that the rule also apply to fracking by non-liquid means, because at least one company has used technology involving fracking using butane and propane in gel form.

San Miguel County commissioners and Boulder County health officials are among those pushing for disclosures to be posted directly on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website rather than http://www.FracFocus.org.

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