Thursday, May 9, 2013

SkyTruth Testifies Before Congress On Fracking Disclosure


SkyTruth founder and president John Amos testified yesterday before the House Natural Resources Committee regarding our work on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) chemical disclosure, and the Bureau of Land Management's upcoming decision on regulating drilling and fracking on 750 million acres of public and Tribal lands.


The hearing was entitled "DOI Hydraulic Fracturing Rule: A Recipe for Government Waste, Duplication and Delay." Our testimony addressed the need for public disclosure of chemicals used in fracking. We think this should be accomplished on a user friendly, government operated website that encourages public use and sharing of the data without any restrictions, and allows easy aggregation and bulk download of the data. 

Watch the full hearing at C-SPAN - John's testimony begins 39:00

John's full written testimony can be found here.


Data fans: check out our fracking chemical database and show us what you can do. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you John Amos! This is exactly what the public expects oil companies provide "AT MINIMUM!" After all, we are not living in 1927.

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