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FRAC Act Reintroduced / WHYY Radio Times Hour on Drilling Wastewater

March 16, 2011

Bob Casey is reintroducing the FRAC Act which would mandate drillers disclose chemicals used in the fracking process (source: JOHN C. WHITEHEAD The Patriot-News)

Bob Casey would like to transfer authority to regulate unconventional natural gas drilling from individual states back over to the EPA at the Federal level.

“Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has resumed his legislative effort to force drilling companies to disclose all chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing — the fundamental procedure used to harvest natural gas from Marcellus Shale — and bring the process under federal regulation.”

“The FRAC Act — Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals — would once again place fracking under the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act.”

Food & Water Watch has produced a great animated short covering the basics of unconventional hydraulic fracking and the reasons for supporting the FRAC Act.




Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 on WHYY’s Radio Times program host Marty Moss-Coane updates listeners on questions centering around the wastewater from unconventional natural gas development.

She speaks with ProPublica reporter Abraham Lustgarten, Michel Boufedel, Professor and Chairman of Temple University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Temple’s Center for Natural Resources Development, and Extension Associate with the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research David Yoxtheimer.

Listen to the program Radio Times; An update on natural gas, fracking & the Marcellus Shale: Water Tuesday, March 15th, 2011.


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