The EPA has announced that it will take public comment about whether to require chemical companies to disclose the chemicals contained in fracking fluid used in the hydraulic fracturing process. The “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” issued by the EPA would also require oil and gas companies to submit all health and safety studies on the fluid to the federal government. The proposed rulemaking was partly in response to a petition by Earthjustice asking that full health and safety information be released by hydraulic fracturing companies and their suppliers.… Read More

Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Mar 20, 2013 11:03:00 AM On March 18, 2013, the U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, resolved that the first week in April, 2013 would be designated “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” The Resolution was sponsored by Senator Max Baucus of Montana, and cosponsored by Senators Tester (D-MT), Boxer (D-CA), Murray… Read More