Obama calls for frack disclosure, but activists say that's not enough

Jan. 25, 2012

Posted by Ruby Maddox under Energy and the Environment
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As President Obama catches up, at least rhetorically, with drilling critics who have pushed for public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing chemicals, activists are stressing that disclosure is not enough.

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama said he would implement a proposal bouncing around the Interior Department since 2010 to require drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals used when fracturing on public land (E&E Daily, Jan. 25). It was the only specific action he mentioned about how he would develop the country's vast store of natural gas in shale formations "without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk."

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