Wednesday, April 14, 2010

PA Has No Law Requiring Full Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

A frack pit with torn liner
QUESTION:
Does anyone have details on Pennsylvania's requirements for disclosure  of fracking chemicals? Also, are you aware of other states that have  full public disclosure requirements?

ANSWER:
(from Bruce Baizel)
PA does not 'require' disclosure in rule or statute. They have a  policy/guideline, which is not enforceable, but 'voluntary'.  No other state requires full public disclosure.

Bruce Baizel, Oil and Gas Accountability Project Staff Attorney

Bruce comes to OGAP from Dine CARE, a Navajo action group, and Round River Conservation Studies, groups he staffed and represented for eleven years. Bruce received his law degree in 1986 from the University of Denver College of Law, has a BA in Biology and a Masters in International Relations.

Also, a response from Deborah Goldberg of Earthjustice:
Pennsylvania has published a list of additives that companies may use for fracturing. As far as I know, there is no other public disclosure. Theo Colborn analyzed the list to get more chemical identity and toxicity data. New York provides the MSDS sheets for the additives that industry may use. No one provides full disclosure as far as I know.
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Deborah Goldberg
Earthjustice
212-791-1881 x227

1 comment:

rtc said...

I just found out that Abbot Township in Potter County PA is using the residual waste water from the Hydrofracking to put on the townships dirt roads to keep the dust down. This just doesn't sound right. Who should be notified of this?