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Mesa County torn over disclosure laws

While states like Wyoming and Colorado have already adopted chemical disclosure laws for oil and gas companies, President Obama announced in March that a federal chemical disclosure law could be on the horizon. According to Western Slope Now, oil and gas proponents predict more heightened regulations, which they believe could hurt the state. “Any kinds of rules and regulations that ...

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ND allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court has allowed North Dakota to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal hydraulic fracturing rule for U.S. government lands. The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The rule takes effect in June. Wyoming and ...

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North Dakota might challenge new federal fracking rule

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands. The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill for oil and gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing drilling technique. A final rule released Friday also updates requirements for well construction and disposal of water and other fluids. ...

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Oil regulator: Feds public lands rule provides ‘certainty’

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the recently issued federal rule on hydraulic fracturing is bringing “some certainty” to the oil industry. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says the “long-awaited rule” provides certainty during an unstable time for the industry but also raises “concerns of necessity and duplicity.” The Obama administration is requiring companies that ...

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Wyoming challenges trade secret ‘loophole’


When Wayne Lax first moved to Laramie County, the landscape and 10-minute bike ride to work quickly made his half-acre property feel like home. “I love where I live,” said Lax, who’s lived just outside of Cheyenne since 2000. “We can see the Rocky Mountains— it’s the most beautiful land I could ever imagine.” Though Lax appreciates the mountains and ...

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Group pushes for more chemical disclosure at fracking sites

Disclosing chemical information before oil and gas companies break ground on a fracking site could better prepare emergency response teams for the worst fires, a Cleveland-based environmental and consumer organization contended today. Based on their study of a Monroe County well pad fire in June, the nonprofit Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund came up with recommendations for state government to ...

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