Water Pollution Control Act

Posted by S.R. Hunt  1-14-10

January the 13 2010 the bill H.B. 4001 was introduced by delegates Fleischauer, Manypenny, Marshall, Mahan, Doyle, Martin, Beach, Shook, Lawrence, Longstreth, and Hatfield.

Bill 4001 looks promising with such amendments as disclosure of and limitation of chemicals used in fracturing as well as requirements for water discharge plans covering the treatment, location, and schedule for the discharge of fracturing fluid.

To read bill go to  H.B. 4001 at the WV legislature  

Fracking Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act

posted by S.R. Hunt 1-13-10

House bill H.R. 2766 and Senate  bill S.1215 would repeal the current exemption enjoyed by oil and gas companies and would force them to disclose the chemicals used in the drilling, but both bills have been held up in committee since mid June despite the desperate need for them.

Read more about Fracking and the Frac Act bills at

http://www.ombwatch.org/node/10120

And

http://congressandlaw.blogspot.com/2009/12/hydraulic-fracturing.html

Or track their progress at

http://thomas.loc.gov/