Clean Water Action is asking the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to eliminate the ‘trade secret’ loophole in their proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations


From the Northern Colorado Business Report:

“Fracking is racing across Northern Colorado – the entire region is being used as a huge guinea pig,” said Gary Wockner, program director for Clean Water Action’s Colorado chapter based in Fort Collins. “At a minimum, we need to close the trade secret loophole, find out how much water is being used in fracking, and mark fracking fluids so that polluters can be held accountable.”[…]

The new proposed fracking regulations will be heard at a public meeting by COGCC on Dec. 5. The rules are aimed at providing more public disclosure of fracking fluids, but critics have noted that the rules as currently proposed allow oil and gas companies to keep some trade secrets regarding the chemical formulas they use…

Public comments on the proposed rules can be made at

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