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Chemical Makers’ Exemptions from Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules

Chemical Manufacturers Know the Most About Fracking Chemical Contents but State Fracking Chemical Disclosure Laws Exempt the Manufacturers, Undermining the Public’s Right to Know

In the sixteen leading oil- and gas-producing states, manufacturers of chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas are largely exempt from requirements that they disclose to the public the chemicals that make up their products. Closing this exemption is critical to ensure that the public is fully informed about the chemicals used in oil and gas extraction and to allow first respondents, health professionals, local governments and others to identify potential health and environmental risks.

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