hydraulic fracturing http://kmuw.org en Fracking Companies May Soon Have To Disclose Chemical Use http://kmuw.org/post/fracking-companies-may-soon-have-disclose-chemical-use <p>Kansas utility regulators are considering requiring oil and natural gas companies to disclose information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking.</p><p>An attorney for the Kansas Corporation Commission outlined these proposed new rules Monday for a joint legislative committee that reviews administrative regulations.</p><p>Fracking uses water under high pressure to crack open rock formations and release oil and natural gas.</p><p>The information would have to be listed on a KCC database or in an existing online industry database.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:25:16 +0000 Associated Press 20806 at http://kmuw.org