The COGCC performed before a packed house Monday (12/5) in a public hearing on a proposed new rule requiring disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing by energy companies. In what has been called the “trade secret loophole, the COGCC will continue to allow companies to conceal certain chemicals or mixtures if they claim trade secret protections.
This article is the most in-depth and stars our friend Dave Devanney of Battlement Mesa. Good job, Dave – and thank you.
And Dave Broken Record Neslin is still saying “the state has no verified example of hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater”. Well that’s odd. The EPA does: EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer
Again and again the industry takes this all or nothing approach. There is no halfway. Even if there were no trade secrets loophole in the regulation, the industry would take it anyway. They regulate themselves, inspect themselves and test themselves. They lie, cheat and steal. Don’t think for one minute they will ever fully disclose what they’re poisoning us with.
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“The game is not over when you take action on this proposal,” Neslin told commissioners.
That’s what I call a double entendre.