Do you think frackers should disclose the chemicals they use? EPA wants to know

it’s like asking the dog not to S***t on the carpet, should we not also be asking big pharma about the contents of their drugs, after all, billions of people use them daily, aaahr thoughts here… (optional)

Grist

The EPA is about to ask you an important question — and it could be mistaken as rhetorical because the answer is such a no-brainer: Should frackers be required to reveal the secret sauces of chemicals that they pump into the ground?

Reuters explains:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would gather public comment for 90 days on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose what is in the fluids that are injected into shale seams to release trapped oil or gas, a technology that has transformed the oil and gas industry.

The so-called “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” came as a response to a petition by the environmental group Earthjustice under a section of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The act enables anyone to petition the EPA to initiate an amendment or repeal of rules requiring chemical testing, imposing regulatory controls and requiring information.

Fracking companies claim that…

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