Governor John Hickenlooper says he wants oil and gas companies in Colorado to publicly disclose the chemicals in their hydraulic fracturing, or fracking fluids. Speaking at a conference sponsored by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association in Denver Tuesday, the Governor said he wants the state’s oil and gas regulatory commission to adopt a new rule to that end by the end of the year.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Denver) has authored a bill that would require all fracking companies disclose to the public what they’re injecting into the ground.
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In Congress, the oil and gas debate is starting to move away from off-shore drilling rigs to hydraulic fracturing on land. It’s a process commonly known as “fracking.” Many opponents fear the practice contaminates drinking water in areas where it’s used – including here right in Colorado.