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Fracking news from Wyoming: reserved good news on toxic disclosure

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By Jennifer Goldman

June 25, 2010

Last week the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) passed several new oil and gas rules.  These new rules are a badly needed step in the right direction and it's important that states move forward with updating their oil and gas regulations.  

But, let's not get too carried away with Wyoming's good works. The cozy relationship between industry and Wyoming regulators is still very much alive and protected by a lack of adequate local, state and federal regulation that is consistently enforced.  

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, wyoming, frac act, toxics, disclosure, wogcc


Can we trust the frackers to set the limits? 160 organizations say "NO".

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By Jennifer Goldman

September 18, 2009

Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Committee held the second of two hearings on Chairman Nick Rahall's bill H.R. 3534, the "Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act", which contains a number of modest reforms to the federal government's oil and gas programs.

The oil and gas industry, all too predictably, can be expected to fire back that any reform directed at their business is unnecessary, prohibitively costly to this multi-billion dollar industry, and could severely limit our nation's gas supplies.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, frac act


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