Congress should close the Halliburton loophole

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Congress should close the Halliburton loophole

Postby hvpa941 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:48 am

There is a growing movement in the US Congress to reverse the regulations known as the Halliburton loophole. They relate to hydraulic fracturing in gas and oil wells. During the Bush administration, in 2005, Dick Chaney, former executive of Halliburton, manage to exempt the hydraulic fraccing fluids, that sometimes contain various hazardous chemicals, from the Safe Drinking Water Act. Halliburton, supported by the rest of the oil and gas industry, then declared that composition of their fraccing and drilling fluids is a proprietary information. They refused to reveal what was in their r fluid even to the doctors in a local hospital when one of their workers was brought there sick for decontamination.

Read more detail here:
http://www.earthworksaction.org/publications.cfm?pubiD=398

As far as we know, in Australia there is no Federal or State legislation that covers safety aspects of the drilling fluids. Such legislation should be introduced before the coal seam methane gas industry is allowed to grow.
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Re: Congress should close the Halliburton loophole

Postby hvpa941 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:47 am

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Re: Congress should close the Halliburton loophole

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