Chemical Disclosure - Federal Level
The oil and gas industry enjoys numerous federal level exemptions from our public health and environmental laws. These exemptions and exclusion combine to allow the oil and gas industry to skirt fully disclosing the chemicals they use and the wastes they generate and leave behind.
Two important public heath laws that currently fail to address the disclosure, injection and release of toxic oil and chemicals are the Safe Drinking Water Act (link to Close Loop Hole info) and the Toxics Release Inventory (link to Exemptions Report. Find report here http://www.earthworksaction.org/Links.cfm
Read OGAP’s report on The Oil & Gas Industry’s Exclusions and Exemptions to Major Environmental Statutes (find report here http://www.earthworksaction.org/Links.cfm)