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State Fracking Disclosure Requirements

Opponents of fracking argue that it is necessary for the public, and health and safety professionals, to have full access to information on the constituents of hydraulic fracturing fluids and waste. In a report released on July 26, 2012 titled, “State Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rules and Enforcement: A Comparison,” the Natural Resources Defense Counsel (“NRDC”) argues that no state can boast a comprehensive chemical disclosure requirement for oil and natural gas producers using hydraulic fracturing. In an article, dated July 31, 2012, Bloomberg BNA Toxics Law Reporter reported on NRDC’s assertion that “each of the state rules we analyzed has significant gaps in its requirements.”

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