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Tiernan2012

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:37:45 AM

The Interior Department is again delaying a proposed rule that would require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

The Obama administration first proposed a "fracking" rule last May, with a final rule expected by the end of the year. Officials later revised the timeline to early 2013. On Friday, the department pushed the deadline back again, announcing plans for a second draft version by the end of March, with publication of a final rule not expected until late 2013.

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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:07:50 PM


LMAO! Of course HAZMAT labels are required. But you obviously and conveniently did not read my 3rd, 4th, and 5th paragraphs.

Still waiting for the OSHA citations!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:09:21 PM

Excellent Cakes, so glad you're listening! You are part of the way there with your acknowledgment of HAZMAT labels required at every industry site, not just oil and gas production.

Now go back and really familiarize yourself with FracFocus where the well reports show all chemicals used. When you do, you will find that the only thing left out is the percentage ratios of the proprietary chemicals, not the chemical names.

The truth is setting you free as it always shall!!!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:12:11 PM


LOL, yes I am familiar with FracFocus, No, it is not complete.

Having been a HSE Manager for industries, I can't for the life of me remember a section related to Fracking chemicals specifically. Of course, there is a huge section on HAZMAT. Perhaps you could give me an OSHA citation...if you can?

I am sure that you also know that OSHA does make spot inspections of companies usually after there has been a complaint filed. There are about 6 enforcement officers in this entire state, so they are a little busy with their enforcement and teaching duties too.

If the company is found out of compliance with HAZMAT, the fines are miniscule (less than $10,000... usually a couple of thousand) unless there has been a related death!

It is far cheaper for an Oil Company or any company to take the chance of non-compliance, and bet there won't be an accident.

Ready for that citation! I have the OSHA book right here in front of me.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:23:15 AM

ROFLOL, Cakes should really take the time to investigate FracFocus and OSHA law. When all one does is read HuffPo the truth can be very elusive!

Then and only then will one be able to discern the truth because......

The truth shall set you free!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:10:40 PM


LMAO! Pop...Baloney...FracFocus is hardly complete. This truth should calm you and give you something to research!
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johton
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 5:40:24 PM

Well they won't and probably can't do anything. That's government!
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oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:07:18 AM

I wonder what the government really knows about fracking.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:36:43 PM

They've been "hiding" nothing Cakes. OSHA law has required every single chemical, at every single I dusty site, including oil and gas wells, be labeled with HAZMAT ID's for ages. In addition, FracFocus has detailed listings of fracturing fluids detailed voluntarily by oil and gas producers.

The truth shall set you free!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:22:35 PM


I would rather the Interior Dept be prudent, with ALL the information at hand before making final rules. After all it should not be a difficult thing to list the chemicals an Oil Company is using...unless they have something to hide!
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:48:24 PM

Guess they needed a break from raising our taxes.
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pulpwood
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:11:31 PM

T.Boone says it is ok
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lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:33:39 PM

I suspect government doesn't understand fracking well enough to develop any regulations that make sense anyway.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:51:35 PM

interesting
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:20:45 PM

What else would you expect?
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:23:38 AM

Big government redundancy at its worst.

All chemicals at every industrial site, whether oil and gas or not, must be labeled. It's been the law for ages.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:47:05 AM

Just another cliff
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:27:36 AM

Spend time to get the rule right.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:10:31 AM

The Special interest group that own Obama should be happy. He is worth every penny they paid for him.
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grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:49:36 AM

How do you regulate something you don't understand?
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:58:45 AM

And this is a surprise and therefore news?
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:19:38 AM

This needs to come out NOW, not when some bureaucrat gets off his duff.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:51:15 AM

this will take years and years
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charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:40:15 AM

not surprised with a delay, the govt never gets anything done on time.
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APlus
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:37:56 AM

Why is the
Federal Govt delaying this?
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:38:51 AM

Nobody is going to be happy with this. Only additional technology will solve this debate. And in the meantime a bunch of folks from the govt that aren't half as smart as they think they are will come up with something that is sure to have unintended consequences.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:56:32 AM

This rule should not be delayed by no means. Only make sense to disclose their chemicals
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:16:04 AM

way past time to publish proposed rule(s) for comment ..............................................
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:11:03 AM

ban fracking
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flatrock14
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:10:26 AM

is it safe
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RussianAnya
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:52:57 AM

we are all getting screwed
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agoodman4ever
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:45:53 AM

we are all getting screwed
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