Texas Senate Passes Version Of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Disclosure Bill

Statement From Environmental Defense Fund

May 26, 2011
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Matt Smelser, msmelser@edf.org, 512.731.3023

(Austin, Texas – May 26, 2011) Last night the Texas Senate passed its version of House Bill 3328, a bill that will require the mandatory disclosure of all chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing. Because of changes to the bill, it will likely require a conference committee to reconcile the differences. 

Statement from Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Adviser at Environmental Defense Fund:

"This bill represents a positive step. Industry needs to reassure the public regarding its actions and this will help. While it isn't the model we had hoped for, it will help move disclosure efforts forward across the country and globe; and will hopefully put the industry closer to full, mandatory disclosure."