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The FRAC Act

H.R. 1084: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011

Summary: To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes. (More Info)

The FRAC Act (H.R. 1084) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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National Wildlife Federation 240,514 Facebook fans 138,203 Twitter followers

Restoring the Safe Drinking Water Act's authority over hydraulic fracturing would help to protect groundwater supplies and the nation's fisheries by requiring the disclosure of substances used in hydraulic fracturing fluids and federal regulation of fracturing injections.

Hydraulic fracturing is a commonly-used method to extract natural gas in which a solution of water, sand and chemicals is injected into underground rock formations at high pressure.

Over the past year, we have been reminded of the toxicity of these solutions by multiple fish kills in Pennsylvania following fluid spills. Contaminated water wells have been found near drilling operations in ...

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Earthjustice 125,780 Facebook fans 30,760 Twitter followers

The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act would close loopholes in the Safe Drinking Water Act and require disclosure of chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing. If the bill becomes law, the EPA would regain the ability to regulate hydraulic fracturing and companies would once again be required under federal law to report the chemicals they are injecting into the ground.

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American Rivers 18,020 Facebook fans 10,037 Twitter followers

The FRAC Act would do the following:

- Require disclosure of the chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction, but not the proprietary chemical formula. Disclosures would be made available to the public online.

- Protect proprietary chemical formulas– much like the way Coca-Cola must reveal the ingredients of Coke, but not their secret formula; oil and gas companies would have to reveal the chemicals, but not the specific formula.

- Enact an emergency provision requiring proprietary chemical formulas to be disclosed to a treating physician, the State, or EPA in emergency situations where the information is needed ...

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Agent Orange Legacy 10,974 Facebook fans 458 Twitter followers

Summary: To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes.

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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes.

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