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“ALEC and ExxonMobil Push Loopholes in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules”

The American Legislative Exchange Council, along with big oil, may have helped write parts of Pennsylvania’s new drilling law.


One of the key controversies about fracking is the chemical makeup of the fluid that is pumped deep into the ground to break apart rock and release natural gas. Some companies have been reluctant to disclose what’s in their fracking fluid. Scientists and environmental advocates argue that, without knowing its precise composition, they can’t thoroughly investigate complaints of contamination.

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