Protecting drinking water from natural gas fracking (Rep. Diana DeGette)
When it comes to protecting the public’s health, it’s not unreasonable to require the oil and gas companies to disclose the chemicals they are using in our communities – especially near our water sources.
The oil and gas industry is the only industry provided an exemption from complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Our bill simply closes an unconscionable Bush-Cheney loophole by requiring these companies to follow the same rules as everyone else.
The FRAC ACT — Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act –- amends the Safe Drinking Water Act by repealing the exemption provided for the oil and gas industry and requiring them to disclose the chemicals they use in their hydraulic fracturing processes.